Child sponsorship is a wonderful way to bring hope and change to a child living in poverty. To sponsor a child in India you can choose any one of four levels of child sponsorship with HEAL.
1. Poverty Trap Sponsorship – Rs 1,000/month
The Poverty Trap Project involves supporting existing schools to provide more children from very underprivileged backgrounds with an education. Your sponsorship will pay for a school uniform, books, stationary, a midday meal, and a contribution towards the teaching staff for a child from a family who could not otherwise afford it. Families requesting this kind of support are checked out by the governors of the schools to ensure that we support only the most needy cases. There are currently around 300 children at Bhadrachalam.
2. Residential Sponsorship – Rs 1,500/month
HEAL’s Children’s Village near Guntur is home to about 200 orphans who benefit from a loving home, meals, education and health care. For many of the children, this is their first experience of a stable and nurturing environment. Your sponsorship will pay for a housing expenses as well as schooling and medical care for a child.
Please note: It is not always possible to guarantee sponsorship of children of a specific age or sex, and we may need to offer alternatives from either our residential or poverty trap projects if we are unable to meet a specific request. Please note, we currently have far more Poverty Trap children than residential children in need of sponsorship at this time.
3. Higher Education Sponsorship – Rs 4,500/month
Many of the children in HEAL’s care, who are growing up to become young students, would like to go on to Further Education in order to help secure their future.
Teachers within the Children’s Village School assess those pupils who they believe are capable of going on to successfully further their education. Currently, the Further Education budget is Rs. 1,200,000 per annum and this is likely to grow as the charity expands.
4. Life Sponsorship – one-off payment of Rs 2 lakhs
HEAL has recently added an exciting new way to sponsor a child in India. Our new Life Sponsorship programme allows sponsors to make a single one-off payment which will provide a child with all the financial backing they need for their entire time as a student with HEAL. These one-off payments will be held in an endowment fund on fixed deposit and will help to secure HEAL’s long-term ability to provide support for the growing number of children in its care.
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Once you become a sponsor, you will be matched up to one of the many HEAL children in need. When you sponsor a child in India with HEAL you will be sent a photograph and short profile of your adopted child, and will be added to our list of newsletter subscribers, who receive regular updates of all our projects. Once a year, you will receive an update of the progress of the child plus an up-to-date photograph.
The children love receiving mail and we encourage our sponsors to write to his or her child who will in turn respond. Not all the children are able to write in English yet, but their letters can be translated into English, or sent in Telugu, so you can enjoy hearing from them.
Sponsors are also very welcome at the the HEAL Children’s Village in Guntur and HEAL Paradise Village. If you sponsor a child In India with HEAL and would like to visit one of the villages, please contact us here and we can help you plan your visit!