ALL year-round, Save the Children offers a Child Sponsorship program where you can sponsor a child in need and ensure that they have access to healthcare, education and child protection.

It is seeking support from people regardless of colour, religion or gender — and this includes the LGBTI community.

[showads ad=MREC]”Worldwide, 200 million children don’t have what they need to survive, 30 million girls are not in school and malnutrition stunts the growth of 170 million children in developing countries,” said Georgie Way, Save the Children’s Acquisition Campaign Manager.

“The challenges facing children are enormous and at times overwhelming but Save the Children has been on the frontline, doing whatever it takes to help children in need for over 90 years.

“We are the world’s leading independent organisation for children and have been successfully delivering sponsorship programs for 75 years.”

Way added that Save the Children “definitively” knows that sponsorship changes lives.

For example, donating $40 a month will help create a lasting change and long term positive results for children around the world. This includes providing them access to education, making sure their school, health and nutrition needs are met, teaching valuable life skills to adolescents, and creating strong foundations through early childhood education and development.

Save the Children is also transparent in where and how donations are spent. 84 per cent goes towards program expenditure, nine per sent towards fundraising, five per cent for administration, and two percent is for the charity’s commercial activity.

“[It] makes a huge difference,” Way said.

“For the child being sponsored, their community benefits from the financial aid but more than that, they benefit from having someone across the other side of the world believe in them and write to them.”

To make a donation and for more details on Save the Children’s Child Sponsorship program, visit:

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