We believe that sponsorship programmes are the most direct, transparent and personal way of providing assistance. We have children in Uganda and South East Asia who urgently need sponsors. The care children receive and the sponsor/child interaction offered by these two programmes differ due to the diverse challenges each project faces.
Sponsors of Ugandan children will have the opportunity to follow the lives of the children they sponsor, to write to them, and even visit them. Through sponsorship, a child’s basic needs of food, clothing, health and schooling (including vocational training) are met, providing hope for a more positive future. It is our aim that all of this takes place within a context familiar to the child – preferably within their own family, surroundings and culture.
For more information on sponsoring a child in Uganda, click here.
South East Asia
In South East Asia sponsored children are rescued child soldiers and the sponsorship programme reflects the logistical and security challenges of working in a war zone. Sponsors will receive periodic updates on the project their child is a part of, however we won’t be able to provide personal contact with the children as we can with children sponsored in a country such as Uganda. Unfortunately there’s always the risk that the children will be drafted back into the army; the aim of ORA New Zealand and our partner Project: AK-47 is to provide love, feeding, shelter, clothing, education, protection to these children; to let them be kids, not killers, for as long as possible.
For more information on sponsoring a child in South East Asia, click here.