At Save the Children, we believe that child sponsorship has the power to drive change that ripples throughout children’s lives, their families and entire communities.
When you sponsor a child, you’re helping to ensure that they and so many others can grow up healthy, learning and safe – no matter where they were born. Too many children around the world aren’t getting the opportunity to reach their full potential. As a sponsor, you can help make real change.

Your sponsorship has made great strides for many children…


Dewormed 635,000 children

To make sure girls and boys have a chance to grow up healthy, we administer deworming treatments and distribute vitamin A supplements to thousands of kids.

Vision and hearing screening for around 250,000 children

We made a lifesaving difference by providing first aid kits, vision and hearing screenings to keep vulnerable girls and boys healthy.

Distributed around 70,000 books to support literacy

We know that learning today leads to a better tomorrow. That’s why we’re reaching more kids than ever through our Literacy Boost programs.


Join Our Child Sponsorship Programme

Start the life-changing journey of sponsoring a child with Save the Children. You’ll learn how your funds are invested to provide real and lasting change for children and the communities in which they live.


See How Your Sponsorship Changes a Child’s Future

Ensuring we provide high quality and impactful programmes is a critical part of the sponsorship. Together, we aim to change children’s futures, so it’s important to us that we share these achievements with you.


Give Your Child a Warm Heart by Sending a Letter

Correspondence can be one of the greatest joys of sponsorship. Many former sponsored children tell us that letters became a wonderful treasure and source of encouragement they read time after time.

Become a Child Sponsor

Transforming Children’s lives

With your support, we work with a community for 8 to 10 years to develop programs, until they are self-sufficient.
You are encouraged to build a friendship with your sponsored child. Their carefully drawn pictures and treasured words will enable you to share in the daily joys and struggles of your child’s life as they grow and prosper.

Child Sponsorship FAQs

How will my sponsorship donation be used?
When you sponsor a child, you also support their entire community. Together with the contributions of other sponsors, you will invest in long-term, community-based programmes focused on early childhood development, health and nutrition as well as education. This means that any child in a sponsorship community – including those who may never have the opportunity to have a sponsor of their own – can benefit from your support. You’ll also help our team of experts to build the skills of children, parents and community leaders to create lasting change for future generations.
How are children chosen for sponsorship?
Save the Children has country offices and local staff in all of our sponsorship areas. Each child is identified and offered the opportunity to participate in sponsorship in consultation with their family or caregiver. It is up to the child if they want to have a sponsor. When a child receives a sponsor, they are notified by our local staff. Even if a child does not have a sponsor, they can still actively participate and receive the benefits of sponsorship programs.
Can a child have more than one sponsor?
No. When you begin sponsoring a child, you are connected to the child in a one-to-one relationship.
Will I sponsor an actual child?
Yes. When you sign-up for child sponsorship you will be connected to a specific child with whom you will be able to communicate with if you choose. This allows you to build a relationship with your sponsored child and personally share the positive changes you are making in his or her life.
How long will my sponsorship last?

Sponsorship is a voluntary, ongoing contribution that assists children and their entire communities. Save the Children’s sponsorship programmes are structured to remain in a community for 8 to 10 years. You may start sponsoring a child during the early stages of our work in their community or towards the end.

Regular donations provide a stable source of income to fund programs that achieve sustainable improvements in child survival, well-being and development.

Ultimately, it is up to you how long you decide to be part of our sponsorship program.