Child Sponsorship Program
Our philosophy is that while sponsoring a child may seem like just a drop in the ocean in the big picture; to one little girl it is the ocean.
The task of supporting more than 140 million orphaned children around the world is so overwhelming that it is easy to think that nothing can be done. After all, what can one person do when presented with such a staggering number?
By reaching out and individually sponsoring one of the girls at Nyumba Yanga or Future In My Hands, you can help to make the world a better place, for one child at a time. One person or family can have a real and concrete impact on a child’s life.
If you are interested in becoming a Child Sponsor with Homes of Joy, we will work with you to match you with one of the girls who is in need of support. As a sponsor, you will receive a copy of the child’s photo, some information about the child’s background, as well as information on the project where she is being cared for.
Through our periodic newsletters we will provide you with information on the progress of the girls and our programs. Annually, you will receive updated photos of your sponsored child, and will have the opportunity to send a letter to your sponsored child in Zambia. Each time we complete a site visit, we also collect letters and drawings from the girls to send back to their sponsors in Canada. Our hope is to continue to grow this program and the relationship between sponsors and sponsored children as we grow as an organization.
Sponsoring a child is a personally rewarding experience. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you have provided an opportunity for one child to grow up in a loving home, while having directly contributed to their education and vocational training. Your support will directly provide your sponsored child with the skills needed to grow personally and academically, and will help to open many doors for their future.
Homes of Joy is grateful for all forms of support and donations but we look specifically for donors who are willing to commit to sponsoring one of the girls at Nyumba Yanga or Future In My Hands on an ongoing basis.
This annual donation of $540.00 CDN (or monthly donations of $45.00 CDN) helps to meet the basic and educational needs of a single girl child for a year in Zambia.
The $540 goes toward providing your sponsored child with: tuition in the private school system, transportation to and from school, books, shelter, food and water, vocational & skills training, and basic health care/ health education.
Every dollar received for a child sponsorship is used to meet the children’s needs, and is not used for any administrative or alternative purpose.
Unlike other organizations, we also ensure that girls who are sponsored through Homes of Joy are not treated any differently than the girls who do not yet have sponsors.
This means that if we send letters and cards over to the girls, we work with Canadian students to create cards or letters and provide the same level of financial support through general donations for the girls who are not yet sponsored.
Prioritizing equity amongst the girls in this way has always been a pillar of our Child Sponsorship Program, and is why the ongoing support from our Child Sponsors is pivotal to our sustainability and success as an organization.