Sponsoring a child a child is a opportunity to assist the less disadvantaged children of our community and VAVEZI provides this opportunity. Sponsors can write a sponsored child this is incredibly rewarding and for your sponsored child, a letter from some in another country is a huge thrill, proudly shared with family and friends. Giving gifts is also a good idea, however, when selecting gifts, please be sensitive to your sponsored child's lack of possessions and remember that siblings and other children in the community may gather around. Practical, inexpensive items for the family are appropriate. Also a sponsor can visit his sponsored child.
How can I help?
Writing your sponsored child
By sharing part of your life through a letter, you give your sponsored child the opportunity to write back and share about themselves. It's a connection you and your sponsored child will find fascinating and extremely fulfilling. Letters and photos from sponsors often become the most treasured of a sponsored child's few possessions. Most importantly, your letters let your child know that someone really cares about them.
Giving a present
It is important not to make promises to your sponsored child to provide more help. VAVEZI communities are designed to promote self-reliance. Please do not give money to your sponsored child, family or community members. When selecting gifts, please be sensitive to your sponsored child's lack of possessions and remember that siblings and other children in the community may gather around.
Visit sponsored child
VAVEZI, at least three months before your visit. Contacting us well in advance allows us time to coordinate your visit with our field staff. Also visit our FAQ to find what you will need to do to organise the planned visit.