Sponsor A Child

How much does it cost to sponsor a child?

Can I donate more generally to child sponsorship without having an attachment to one particular child?

Why sponsor a Dalit child?

Do I need to commit to sponsoring a child for more than one year?

What information about the child will be given?

How much of my £240 goes towards sponsoring a child?

How do I pay?

CHILDREN NEEDING SPONSORSHIP – Click here

Bank details for bank transfers

Gift Aid – are you a tax-payer?

Can I part-sponsor a child and become a joint sponsor-parent?


How much does it cost to sponsor a child?

£240 per year - £20 per month or 66p per day. This pays for each child's education and living expenses and includes the cost of uniform, shoes, teachers' salaries, school books, exam fees, excursions and food and school utilities.
Part-sponsorship for a lesser amount per month is also an option.


Can I donate more generally to child sponsorship without having an attachment to one particular child?

Yes. Any donation, however small is welcomed and will help another Dalit child to be educated. Please go to the DONATE page to make a donation by credit card or PAYPAL, or send a cheque made payable to "Supporting Dalit Children" to Fillets Farm, Hunsdon, Herts, SG12 8QA.


Why sponsor a Dalit child?

By sponsoring a Dalit child you are effectively giving him or her a life-changing opportunity - a future with real prospects away from poverty and oppression. Each child, at both Loyola Xavier and Kapepaladi school, is enrolled because their family circumstances are particularly needy. Financial sponsorship for these children is necessary as their families cannot afford to pay for their education. Each family is asked to contribute what they can afford, and this will vary year to year depending on the seasonal harvests. In this way parents retain their self-respect as they are doing all they can for their children.

Even though Dalit parents contribute what they can afford, in reality their payments to the school are woefully small. However, they can, and do help 'in kind' wherever they can, by digging the foundations for building projects, and they do this work willingly. For more information about Loyola Xavier school, please follow this link here.


Do I need to commit to sponsoring a child for more than one year?

No. It is entirely up to you how long you choose to sponsor a child for, but it would be extremely helpful if you could commit to a minimum five year period or the entire length of a child's education.


What information about the child will be given?

  • Each child has a sponsor card with their photograph, date of birth (if known - many Dalit children have never celebrated a birthday), their family background and their aspirations. A copy of the sponsor card will be sent to each sponsor parent.

  • The child will write to their sponsor parent twice a year, (Supporting Dalit Children will distribute all the letters).

  • Regular updates about the school the child attends will be sent to each sponsor parent.


How much of my £240 goes towards sponsoring a child?

Every penny of your sponsorship will go directly towards sponsoring your child. Nothing whatsoever is deducted for administration or bank charges. Supporting Dalit Children is run completely voluntarily; no salaries are paid and the trustees and their families fund all office and travel expenses.


How do I pay?

There are several ways to pay for sponsoring a child:-

  • Pay ONLINE using all major credit cards - please go to the DONATE page.

  • Bank Transfer
    Please arrange with your bank to send funds directly to the charity's bank account, details of which are found here.

  • Standing Order
    Please complete a standing order form for £20 per month for full sponsorship, or a lesser amount for part-sponsorship. Send the completed form to Supporting Dalit Children, Fillets Farm, Hunsdon, Nr Ware, Herts, SG12 8QA. The Standing Order form can be found here.

  • By cheque
    One off donations can be made by cheque - Please make cheques payable to 'Supporting Dalit Children' and send them to: Supporting Dalit Children, Fillets Farm, Hunsdon, Nr Ware, Herts, SG12 8QA.

  • One off donations using PAYPAL. To make a donation using PAYPAL, please click on the donate button:

     

     

     


CHILDREN NEEDING SPONSORSHIP – Click here

Click here for details of children needing sponsorship


Bank details for bank transfers

Bank account name:
Bank account number:
Sort code number:
Bank address:
Supporting Dalit Children
13455785
20 73 26
Barclays plc, Royston, Herts, UK
International bank account codes:    IBAN:
SWIFTBIC:   
GB04 BARC 2073 2613 4557 85
BARCGB22

Standing Order Form

Gift Aid Form


Gift Aid – are you a tax-payer?

If you pay tax we can reclaim Gift Aid on your donations. The Gift Aid form can be found here, and we would be most grateful if you could complete and return the form to us.


Can I part-sponsor a child and become a joint sponsor-parent?

Yes. A Dalit child can be jointly sponsored for just £5, £7.50 or £10 per month. Joint sponsor parents will receive regular updates about both schools and share letters from the sponsored child. Please go to the How Do I Pay section above for details on payment.



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