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In the Words of ChildFund Alumni: Sponsors Matter
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Aug 25, 2016
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Sponsoring disadvantaged children can change their lives in profound ways.  Here four children who have graduated from the the child sponsorship programme to adult life, explain in their own words just what it means.

Else from Indonesia, a former sponsored child, has now graduated as a nurse

Else from Indonesia, a former sponsored child, graduated as a nurse and is undertaking a masters degree

If you’re thinking of becoming a child sponsor, wondering whether your support matters and will make a real difference?  The answer is emphatically yes, yes it will .  It matters in ways that are profound and life changing.  Don’t take our word for it though, take it from former sponsored children who have progressed into adulthood and are now surviving and thriving on their own two feet, thanks to the support they received when they needed it most.

Many young adults who are involved in careers, higher education and leadership roles that they never expected to achieve, have made this progression  someone sponsored them as children. Your consistent support and encouragement can help children to pursue their dreams and even pass on your generosity to future generations through their actions as adults. Here are just a few examples.

Paul, a teacher from Uganda: “My sponsor used to inspire me through the letters he sent. I used to wait so eagerly for his response whenever I wrote to him. He always reminded me to work hard at school.”

Paul Mudhasi, a former sponsored child in Uganda, now teaches in the primary school he attended as a child.

Paul, a former sponsored child in Uganda, now teaches in the primary school he attended as a child.

Makeshwar, a community leader in India:  “We will always remain indebted to ChildFund and our sponsors. We have taken a vow, and we will continue to serve underprivileged children and help them live with dignity.”

Lidiane, a business owner in Brazil: “Today I am a warrior, a hardworking and brave woman, fighting for my goals and dreams, and you are part of this. I wish I could say more to you, but I can write a thousand words here and still would not demonstrate what you represent in my life story.”

Lidiane from Brazil with her husband, Marcelo, and 4-year-old daughter Emily.

Lidiane from Brazil with her husband, Marcelo, and 4-year-old daughter Emily.

Else, a nursing student from Indonesia (main picture above): “I want to help cure people. My favourite subject is paediatric nursing. I love taking care of young children. Soon, I will be working in a hospital helping young children in need.”

Become a sponsor today and you can help set a child in need on the road to a successful, happy and fulfilling adult life, and know that your intervention can make all the difference in the world.

To find our more about our Child Sponsorship Programme; click here: http://www.childfund.ie/sponsor-introduction/

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