Have you ever questioned how ethical Child Sponsorship is?
Does it cause dependency? Is it divisive? Does it reinforce harmful stereotypes? World Vision has been running Child Sponsorship programmes for over 70 years and is very familiar with these concerns.
An ethical Child Sponsorship model is focused on partnering with children and their communities, so they are empowered to break free from poverty, for good. And independent research proves that it works.
A four-year study conducted in nine countries where we work found both sponsored children and non-sponsored children taking part in and feeling the benefits of our programmes. School attendance and health saw particularly encouraging results and whole communities were strengthened through collaboration.
In fact, for every child sponsored, four more benefit too.
One of the biggest reasons that sponsoring a child through World Vision is effective is that we work alongside communities to unlock their own solutions.
Here are 5 reasons why Child Sponsorship is an ethical way to give: