FAQs – New Child Sponsorships

FAQs – New Child Sponsorships2019-01-21T18:30:22+00:00
1. How do I sponsor a child?2019-01-21T17:33:16+00:00

If you wish to sponsor a child, head over to this page: www.creatingbetterfutures.org.uk/give and follow the links to the ‘sponsor a child’ page. Once the direct debit form has been completed, one of the team will contact you regarding the child you will be sponsoring and what to expect from now on. Alternatively, please email izi@creatingbetterfutures.org.uk and express your interest in sponsoring a child, and she will guide you through the process.

2. How much does it cost to sponsor a child?2019-01-21T17:34:13+00:00

Depending on which tier you choose, sponsorship costs either £20, £25 or £30 per child.

3. What do I get out of sponsoring a child?2019-01-21T17:35:07+00:00

Not only will you get extreme gratification knowing that you are changing a life, you will also receive termly letters from your child, updating you on their well-being and telling you all about their life. By choosing the £30 option, you will also receive videos from your child, so you can see what they get up to on a day to day basis. The team will also send regular updates and give you the option to write a letter back, forging an irreplaceable relationship.

4. What does the child who is receiving the sponsorship get out of it?2019-01-21T17:36:20+00:00

The child will have their school fees paid, be enrolled onto our feeding programme which will provide them with two meals per day during term time, they will have basic medical care covered and any necessary school uniforms or books will be provided for them. All of this and not forgetting the hope that they will feel from knowing that there is someone thousands of miles away that believes in them and supports them. The children get great pleasure in learning about their sponsor and writing letters to a new friend.

5. Can I sponsor more than one child?2019-01-21T17:37:16+00:00

Yes! You can sponsor as many children as you like, provided the direct debits are set up accordingly.

6. Do I have to write to my child?2019-01-21T17:38:25+00:00

You are under no obligation to write to any children that you sponsor, this is down to personal preference, but please be aware that you child will still write to you regardless of whether they hear from you or not, as this is great writing practice for them and makes them feel connected to you.

7. How many times a year will I hear from my child?2019-01-21T17:39:29+00:00

The children write 1 letter per term, that is 3 letters per year. You will also receive termly updates on their progress/ test scores and pictures will be sent with each update where applicable.

8. Which ways are there to pay for the child sponsorship?2019-01-21T17:40:43+00:00

There are a number of ways to set up the payment, including PayPal, CAF and a direct bank transfer. Our preferred method is CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) as they do not take any processing fees and makes all of our donations easy to track, however, if you wish to donate through other means, these options are all available on the website.

9. Can I choose the age and gender of the child I sponsor?2019-01-21T17:41:52+00:00

Yes, you can choose the age and gender of the child you sponsor to a certain extent and we will try to honour requests where possible. However, if there is a child in desperate need of support who does not fit your criteria, we will give you the option to support this child but will respect any decision you make about whether or not to go ahead with it.

10. What happens when my sponsored child finishes school?2019-01-21T17:43:03+00:00

When your sponsored child finishes school, they will have options in front of them, including continuing further education. You are under no obligation to support the child beyond this stage, however, if you want to continue your support, then please do let us know.

11. How do I know that the child that I sponsor is safe at home?2019-01-21T17:44:13+00:00

Our team in Zimbabwe conduct regular home visits to ensure that each child has adequate living conditions at home to support their education. If any issues are identified, our safeguarding policy will be followed to ensure the child is receiving the care that they need.