Sponsor a boy and change their life for good
For just 85p a day you can be the difference in a little boy’s life.
Your sponsorship can give him protection, clean water, food, healthcare and an education. And because of our community-focused solutions, for every child you help, four more children benefit too.*
Sponsor a boy and save a childhood.
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Hello, I’m Lahai
Gender: Boy | My age: 6 | My home: Tegloma, Sierra Leone
My birthday is on the 12th May and I have 2 brothers and 3 sisters. My favourite game is playing ball games. In Tegloma life is hard for children like me. But sponsor me today and you can change my world for good.Sponsor Lahai now
Lahai's life in Sierra Leone
Lahai’s daily needs:
For children like Lahai, growing up in Tegloma, malnutrition and the fear of disease are facts of life. With no proper protection in place, children don’t always feel safe, and are scared of abuse. Children who are able to attend school struggle as there is no access to clean water, no toilets and classrooms are overcrowded.
- Children don't get enough food to eat, and often go hungry.
- Children get sick from drinking dirty water.
- Many children live in fear of abuse, at home or school.
Your sponsorship can change Lahai's world, and his community, for good.
How Sponsorship Helps
When you sponsor a child for £26 a month it brings much needed change to one child… and many more. The benefits you help provide, extend to your child's family, their community and other children in need. This is because we partner, plan and work alongside local community members to help build healthy, sustainable communities for vulnerable children in the world’s hardest places.
We listen to the child's community and help to identify their main needs.
We work with the community to develop a long-term action plan.
We make sure immediate needs are met, then move on to start the process of deeper, sustainable change.
We train volunteers, empower local groups, and provide resources and support for the community to make changes that will last long into the future.
What will your donation actually change?
Because of our community-focused solutions, for every child you help, four more children benefit, too. Depending on the priority needs in your child’s community, as a sponsor you will be improving lives by providing:
Each year children are dying from diseases caught by drinking dirty water. World Vision is reaching one new person with clean water every 10 seconds and brings clean water to three more schools every day.
We save lives by training volunteer health care assistants, bringing vaccination programmes, and working with families to help protect their children from infection and disease ensuring the most vulnerable have access to healthcare services.
We deliver nutrition programmes and farmers' schools, teaching new techniques to grow stronger crops, protect the soil and grow kitchen gardens - helping families feed their children and saving millions of lives around the world.
Education can transform a child’s life. We’re improving basic literacy and numeracy and working alongside communities to help them better understand their children's rights, and raise their voices to protect and provide for their children.
We provide training in new skills, and support mothers to start their own businesses helping provide a stable income so children and families can have better nutrition, healthcare and greater access to education.
Create lasting change
When you sponsor a child, you transform their life by helping to create lasting changes for their entire community
Why choose World Vision?
We are the world’s largest international children’s charity, working to bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places.
What makes child sponsorship special?
What do I get as a sponsor?
Why sponsor a boy?
Rights and responsibilities
In many countries boys are expected to grow-up to be the head of the household. For some, this responsibility starts way too young. These boys need support, and learning about their rights (for example, the right to an education not labour) can help them to make good decisions for their futures.
It’s also important for boys to understand the rights of others around them; to respect and protect the women and girls in their lives, breaking cycles of neglect and abuse.
Boys with guns
In some conflicts armed groups have systematically recruited and forced boys into their ranks. These children can experience and take part in terrible acts, leaving lasting physical and psychological trauma. When they’re released or escape, these boys need support to come to terms with their experiences and to become part of their communities once again.
Please sponsor a boy and save a childhood today.
Because of our community-focused solutions, for every child you help, four more children benefit, too.*
*Based on 1,000 development programmes in 50 countries across all seven of World Vision’s regions. The data is based on averages of the number of sponsored and registered children plus the number of additional children who directly benefited from World Vision’s programming and are tracked using World Vision’s child monitoring system.