Amideu, 17, stands out the front of a classroom in Rwanda holding his school books, with classmates sitting in rows behind him.

Sponsor a boy

Transform a vulnerable boy's life - and a whole community forever.

Why sponsor a boy

Vulnerable young boys are often the first to be sent to work to help feed their family or the first to be sent into conflict.

You could prevent that by sponsoring a boy living in poverty. You could transform the life of a child, like Amideu above, and their community.

Child sponsors are able to reach the most vulnerable children in the world, ensuring boys are protected and empowered, and making sure their community thrives and becomes self-sufficient. 

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Ndanji Promise

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Boy 8 years old

Your donation will change the life of your sponsored child and help transform their community.
Donations over £26 per month will go towards funding our wider work overseas or in the UK.

 

To achieve lasting change in the child’s community, Child Sponsorship is a minimum monthly donation of £26. Please click here to donate a smaller amount towards our work with children living outside a Sponsorship programme.

For £26 per month you can

How sponsoring a boy helps

Because of our community-focused solutions, for every child sponsored, 4 more children benefit, too. 

How Child Sponsorship is helping Rahul reach his dreams

"Being a World Vision sponsored child, I have found opportunities... to follow my dream"
Headshot of 17-year-old Rahul from Nepal
Rahul, 17-years-old, Nepal.

Rahul, from Nepal, was part of a major accident at his house, which lead to the left side of his body being paralysed when he was just three years old. Now aged 17, Rahul has been sponsored for six years. 

Through Child Sponsorship, Rahul is benefitting from life-skill development activities and the encouragement of his sponsor. He has become more aware of his rights and he’s even more confident in his artistic abilities.  

“Without the encouragement and platforms provided by World Vision, I would never be able to gather my confidence to pursue my passion for art,” says Rahul. 

At the age of 14, Rahul started studying fine arts in high school. Thanks to his child sponsor, we were able to support Rahul’s artistic dreams, providing him with opportunities to showcase his art and comic book creations. 

Though living with a disability, Rahul refused to let this prevent him from reaching his dreams. He explains, “Being a World Vision sponsored child, I have found opportunities where I have gained the confidence to follow my dream and believe in what I am capable of achieving.”  

Why World Vision

FAQs

  • World Vision has had a Child Sponsorship programme for more than 70 years, we pair donors with a vulnerable child who needs protection and empowerment.

    Child Sponsorship brings much-needed change to more than just the sponsored children — the benefits you help provide extend to each child's family, their community and other children in need. 

    This is because World Vision partners, plans and works alongside local community members to help build healthy, sustainable communities for vulnerable children in the world’s hardest places. Learn more about how Child Sponsorship works. 

  • The donation you give doesn't go directly to your sponsored child or family. 

    For maximum impact and efficiency, your monthly donations are combined with those of other sponsors to ensure consistent support for your sponsored child and their community, as well as other sponsorship communities around the world. This means your donations go much further.

  • We work with communities for ten years or more, and we only move out when we're sure the community are ready to stand on their own two feet, continuing their development without us. Your sponsorship will usually last until your child reaches the age of 18 or leaves education. But it also depends on how long we've been working with that community. 

    We'll keep you updated throughout your sponsorship when we're planning to move on from your child's community. If the project where you are sponsoring comes to an end, or you child moves on for any reason, we'll let you know and give you the opportunity to continue your sponsorship journey with a different child who needs the support of a sponsor.

  • If your circumstances change and you need to stop sponsoring a child, you can do so at any time. If you are thinking about cancelling your sponsorship, please get in touch with us, as there may be other ways in which you can continue your support. The child you sponsor will continue to benefit from the changes in their community and we will do our best to find a new sponsor for them. 

  • All of World Vision's work begins with listening to communities in need. Community leaders work with us to identify the most vulnerable children and families who will benefit from Child Sponsorship.

  • We work with national governments and other international agencies to identify the regions and communities that are most in need and where the most vulnerable children live. We then meet with community leaders and the wider community to gain a greater understanding of the challenges and the opportunities that exist for them and we develop a long-term plan together, to break the cycle of poverty. Find out more about how Child Sponsorship works

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