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Hello, my name is Endri
Gender: boy | My age: 13 |
My home: Shkodra, Albania
My birthday is on the 9th June and I have 1 brother and 1 sister. My favourite game is playing football. In Shkodra life is hard for children like me. But sponsor me today and you can change my world for good.
I live in Shkodra, Albania
I live in a city in the north of Albania. Growing up here, we face poverty and live in fear of early marriage and abuse.
Change my world today
Life is hard for me, but your child sponsorship will change my life and bring me hope. Here’s where your money will go:
We struggle to learn in school, as teachers are poorly trained.
Your sponsorship will help train teachers and improve schools.
Many girls marry young and drop out of school.
Your support will help end child marriage, so girls are free to finish their education and enjoy their childhood.
Many children live in fear of violence and abuse.
Your sponsorship will help ensure every child is well cared for and protected from abuse.
"Meeting my sponsored child was one of the best days of my life"
Amanda from Buckinghamshire has been sponsoring children for nearly 30 years.
Watch her video to find out why child sponsorship is such an enriching life experience,
what it’s like to receive letters from your sponsored child and the emotions of sharing
in their development and seeing them flourish.
Watch child sponsor Amanda's video
World Vision is the world’s largest, international children’s charity. We have over 60 years’ experience working with parents and communities to improve the lives of their children. Our organisation upholds the highest levels of transparency and accountability. We build relationships, trust and give families the tools to help themselves and future generations. But this work takes time, effort and commitment. Our programmes within a community usually last for 10 to 15 years.
The impact of child-focused community development is long-lasting and along the way children’s health improves, communities become more resilient and families gain hope.
£26 per month is what it costs for us to do this well. And it works.
We work with national governments and other international agencies to identify the regions and communities that are most in need; the hardest places where the most vulnerable children live. We meet with community leaders and the wider community to understand their challenges and opportunities, and we develop a long-term plan together, to break the cycle of poverty.
The donation you give does not go directly to your sponsored child or family. That's because experience has taught us it’s more effective to use the money on projects that will benefit your child’s whole community, at the same time improving their personal wellbeing.
When you sponsor a child, you can write to each other, and you’ll have regular news from their community. The relationship could change both your lives. "I am so happy to have a friend in another country that I can write to and share pictures with," says Nareh from Armenia. “I am studying the Armenian alphabet. When I learn them all, I will teach them to my distant friend. I am so happy to have a friend in another country.”