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Sponsorship Information
Sponsoring a child is one of the best ways to be involved in directly changing the life of one child.

Friends Vision sponsorship program gives underprivileged children the opportunity that every child deserves in life - the opportunity to gain a quality education and a chance at life where they can dream, hope and work towards a better future. We truly believe that education is the key to creating a brighter tomorrow.

Friends Vision Sponsorship Program

Friends Vision sponsorship program sends underprivileged children to schools and training centers for a chance in life that they would not have received without our help.  We work closely with rescue and rehabilitation centers in Kenya that act as a temporary home for children (up to the age of 18) who have experienced traumatic events including abuse, extreme neglect, poverty, health related conditions or the loss of family members.  With inadequate funding and resources the centers provide basic food, shelter and limited schooling by volunteer staff.  A majority of the children in our program derive from these centers so we are mindful to choose schools that can support and care for all our children’s physical and emotional needs as well as gaining a quality education.

Our sponsorship program also supports children after who have completed secondary school or who are transitioning out of rescue centers and into the wider community. Graduates and young adults require additional support and life-skill training before they are fully independent as they have no adults to care for them.  Friends Vision helps with tertiary studies, vocational training, apprenticeships and/or support to find them work.  Our job is only done when our children and young people have had every opportunity to pursue an independent and fulfilling life, whatever course that takes.

If you decide to join our sponsorship program, you will receive updates of your child or young person’s school grades, progress and general wellbeing, plus a yearly photo and letter from your child or young person.   As a sponsor you also have the opportunity to correspond, send gifts, talk via Skype or even visit with your child or young person.  We encourage our sponsors to be as involved as they would like to be children and young people naturally hold their sponsors in very high regard.

Costs

AU $25, $50, $100 or $200 per month is all it takes to help make a difference in a child or young person’s life  – see below for what this covers.  We have designed a flexible, affordable program that allows people to co-sponsor with others to complete the full sponsorship of $200 per month for the complete upkeep of your child’s needs.  You are free to choose one of our four payment options that best suits your budget to join our program and become a sponsor.  

Where does your money go?

Your sponsorship fee goes towards covering all of the necessities of a well-balanced life for your child or young person. Expenses include:

  • All schooling needs including:
    • Tuition, travel between centers and boarding schools, textbooks, uniforms, stationery, field trips
  • Safe and healthy living accommodation while in school including:
    • Nutritional meals, clothing, shoes, toiletries, bedding, medical expenses
  • Important incidentals and occasional items including:
    • Gifts for holidays and other special days, storybooks, entertainment and excursions/incursions
  • A Friends Vision guardian who is responsible for all your child’s needs including:
    • Enrolling children into school
    • Organising and personally transferring children during holiday breaks
    • Maintaining the physical and physiological needs of your child or young person through mentorship and life-skill training
    • Visiting your child or young person on designated ‘Parents Days’ and meeting with teachers for your child’s progress reports
    • Ensuring your child or young person has everything they need for the duration of their time in school

 How to apply

To begin sponsoring a child with Friends Vision you need to fill out our online sponsorship form by clicking on the 'Apply Now' button below and indicate the preferred child’s name (found on our ‘children waiting for sponsorship' page) and your payment option of either AU $25, $50, $100 or full sponsorship of $200 per month.  You will then be contacted by our sponsorship representative who will send your child’s profile and guide you through setting up your monthly payments via our Givenow payment page.  

Friends Vision always strives to be as transparent as possible with our programs and how your fees are distributed, so if you have any questions or queries about our program please feel free to contact us at sponsorship@friendsvision.org.

From all of our children and young people, “Thank You” for giving us an opportunity to fulfil our potential and make the most of life!!!!


 

News & Information 
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We have had a very busy year at Friends Vision with myself spending 10 months in Kenya to help lay the ground work for new projects and network within the local community (amongst many other things!). This year we employed two new staff members, saw volunteers, friends and family join us in Kenya to see our projects and welcomed some new children into our sponsorship program. We overcame many challenges that Kenya seems to throw at us at any given time and have slowly made progress on our existing projects getting us another step closer to building our first children's home. Have a read below of the year that was. I hope you enjoy and all have a great Christmas ahead!
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