So, what is included in the sponsorship?
The sponsorship of each child covers their school fees, school supplies, bags, uniforms and shoes as well as medical check-ups. A nominated amount of the sponsorship money is reserved for family emergencies.
What does it cost?
Sponsorship costs just $280 per year. You can choose to pay $280 annually or $140 each 6 months (in March and September). For those exciting milestones when a child moves onto college, the sponsorship is $500 per year, this can be shared between two sponsors.
What information do I receive when I sponsor a child?
Sponsors receive background information about the sponsor child and their family. Sponsors also receive a photograph of the child. The sponsor child writes a letter to their sponsor up to twice a year. Sponsors are more than welcome to write back as per the guidelines received when sponsorship commences.
How much of my money actually goes to the cause?
So, how does the organisation afford to send over the money and cover their administration costs?
When you commence sponsorship, there is a once off membership fee of $20. If you choose to become a member, this fee helps cover the costs of administration, such as; stamps, envelopes, transactional fees and sending aid. Anyone can be a member and support Kadasig, even if you are not a sponsor.
What support does the sponsor child and his/her family receive from the Kadasig team in Cebu?
The social workers of the sponsorship program maintain regular contact with the families. The children are regularly monitored and supported with participation in classes as well as extracurricular activities. Child Development seminars are conducted regularly so that the social workers can work with all of the children to develop their skills, confidence and leadership abilities. One parent/guardian of each sponsor child is required to participate in monthly meetings and planning at the Cebu centre. The whole family is also supported through Kadasig’s Livelihood Program.
Once set up as a sponsor, how do I pay?
Sponsorship money can be paid by direct deposit or cheque and the fee is tax deductible.
How do I begin sponsoring a child?
Click on the button below for the details.
Fay Sinclair, Sponsorship Co-ordinator, would be more than happy to guide you through the process too.
Please contact Fay on:
Mobile: 0425 732 992
What items can I send to my sponsored child?
Below are a range of items to assist our children & families, they may interchange depending on what you are focusing on.
Male & female: personal soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, face cloth, hand towel, light bath towel, Vitamin E cream, shavers, shaving cream, tweezers, nail clippers, hand lotion, body lotion, male & female deodorant, cotton buds, nail polish remover, emery boards, Panadol, bandaids, Betadine, wipes
Sponsor child & family: light weight bath towel, personal soap, shampoo, conditioner, back pack, school supplies – pens, pencils, coloured pencils, textas, pencil cases, erasers, rulers, pencil sharpeners, any art supplies antiseptic cream, colouring books, exercise books, stickers, bedding, all types of hats/caps, Uno, Scrabble & any other games that can be played in a small space
Food: tinned spam, tuna, sardines, salmon, ham, baked beans, fruit, vegetables, noodles, longlife milk, Milo
Vitamin E cream, Betadine, adult Panadol, antiseptic cream, bandaids (range of sizes), wipes, bandages (range of sizes), child(ren) Panadol, Hydrolyte, lice, scabies & worming treatment
Will it cost to send my sponsor child a gift?
Our sponsor children absolutely love to receive a gift from their sponsor. Sending gifts yourself via post is not recommended due to high costs and risk of failed delivery, so all gifts can be sent in our balikbayan boxes along with other aid items we send. To assist with the cost we would ask sponsors to contribute $10 towards shipping their gift as costs remain high and difficult to cover.
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