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ActionAid India Child sponsorship Programme


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Looking to sponsor a child? ActionAid India has been working with the poor and marginalised in India since 1972 and our child sponsorship program intends to benefit not just the child you sponsor, but also the community that she or he is part of.

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ActionAid India Child sponsorship Programme

  1. 1. End poverty. Together CHANGING LIVES TOGETHER
  2. 2. End poverty. Together 40 years of ActionAidFounded in 1972 as an international anti-poverty agency.Helping over 13 million of the worlds poorest in over 40countries.In India, ActionAid work in 23 States and 1 Union Territoryand supports over 90 long term and over 200 shortterm initiatives in partnership with more than 230 NGOs andcommunity based organizations
  3. 3. End poverty. TogetherActionAid Vision“A world without poverty, patriarchy andinjustice in which every person enjoys the right to life with dignity”
  4. 4. End poverty. TogetherAction Aid ReachActionAid reaches out to over6 million people in 275 districts,belonging to dalits groups, tribal communities,religious minorities, the urban poor, other mostbackward communities and women and children.
  5. 5. End poverty. TogetherActionAid Priority Areas1. Peoples’ control over resources like land, water, forest, coast, marine resources, minerals, commons and livelihoods2. Democratization of the society, economy and polity at all levels3. Women and girls’ rights are asserted as Human Rights4. Children are recognized as political and equal citizens5. A just, secular, violence free and peaceful society and state6. Solidarity with struggles and progressive actions beyond local and national boundaries
  6. 6. End poverty. Together ActionAid - How we work ActionAid works with local NGOs to empower the local community to address their own problems and assert their own rights Child Rights Land RightsChild Rights Land Rights Womens Rights
  7. 7. End poverty. TogetherA few stories of change.
  8. 8. End poverty. Together Ramratan, an ActionAid supported child, hails from Sangwara village in Madhya Pradesh and is part of the BalPanchayat. This is a children parliament that among various things convinces parents to send their children to school. “I am now an Upsarpanch in my BalPanchayat”
  9. 9. End poverty. Together Once an ActionAid sponsored child, Eshwaramma, a quadriplegic has won the International Diana Award. The 18 year old is now a campaigner who works with children living with disability in India. “I like to help people. That makes me happy.”
  10. 10. End poverty. Together ActionAid intervention in her village has enabled Shanno and her friends from Dabokpura village in Dhaulpur to attend school regularly. One of the ActionAid supported children in her community, Shanno is an example of how your donations can make a difference. “We play hide and seek at school. It’s fun ”
  11. 11. End poverty. Together Shazia, an ActionAid supported child hails from Bangalore. Here along with BRIDGE we have been executing projects in 26 wards -39 slums, aimed at promoting community leadership & generating awareness about rights of women and children, thus making dreams of these little ones a reality. “I want to become a teacher when I grow up”
  12. 12. End poverty. Together Sivraj is one of the sponsored children in Singrai Village who is attending the nearby middle school regularly. He is a student of class five. Boys like Manoj and Banti started attending school due to the steps taken by Bal-Panchayat, where Shivraj is a member “I tell them not to skip school ever. Like me. ”
  13. 13. End poverty. Together Rinki comes from an impoverished family from Pitampura in MadhyaPradesh. ActionAids continuous work in her community, made possible by our donors has made school accessible to Rinki and her friends. “I like to read Hindi subjects most”
  14. 14. End poverty. Together Jayanti is from Pitampura village in MadhyaPradesh. She is one of the best students in her class. ActionAid has been working in her community to promote community leadership and generating awareness about basic rights “I like the simple life here”
  15. 15. End poverty. TogetherHow can you help?
  16. 16. End poverty. Together sponsorship of a child from one of the poor andmarginalised communities ActionAid works with willhelp the efforts of these people to live a life of dignityand self respect.“This isnt a selfless act, its rewarding. You could call me adonor but I know that I am the real beneficiary. I get thesatisfaction to be able to change the future of a child andthe child’s communityDeepa B, ActionAid Donor
  17. 17. End poverty. TogetherWelcome to the specialrelationship you can have withActionAid Child SponsorshipFACTS YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INFORMEDON SPONSORSHIP….
  18. 18. End poverty. Together1. What is child sponsorship?Child sponsorship is about sponsoring a child and supporting her/himto help the family and the community of poor and deprived people inwhich the child lives.2. How would you be making a difference?Your contribution gets dispersed very judiciously to your sponsoredchild, and also her/his family. Meanwhile, a portion of it also helpsfund a variety of important projects – education, health, shelter, andthe like – which will enable the community of poor people to overcomeproblems of poverty and deprivation they face.
  19. 19. End poverty. Together3.How much should you contribute?A minimum of Rs. 6,000 a year or Rs. 18,000 for 3 years per child.4. Would you be able to write to your sponsored child?You can write to your sponsored child: •in English or any other language which will then be translated if necessary; and •using your own handwriting since your sponsored child would love to treasure your letter.
  20. 20. End poverty. Together5.What would you receive from your sponsored child?- a poster with photos/drawings/handicrafts which could be a‘journey’ map of how she/he has been living or visiting in the localarea; and- a letter narrating some incident in her/his life.6. How long does the sponsorship go on?Change is a slow process. It is usual that you see the child through theformative years and help her/him grow up. This implies a commitmentof at least 3 years. However, this is not compulsory. One year’s initialsponsorship will also do to begin the partnership...
  21. 21. End poverty. TogetherFor more about us