Charities that proved child sponsorship understand the situation of those in developing countries. On the occasion when a sponsor visits those developing countries they come to appreciate the situation too. Helping change the community and educate the children in developing countries is the best way to achieve long term results. Changing developing countries to more developed countries.
Child sponsorship has proved useful for several reasons. There have always been charity donations, but individual sponsorship has proved better because the contributing sponsor can see the benefits in what they are doing; child can write back and talk about their progress. Any concerns about whether the money reaches those in need are put to rest.
Furthermore the child has a strong sense that another human being is showing legitimate concern for their welfare. This is a powerful motive, especially for somebody who otherwise feels that they were in a hopeless situation. Sponsorship puts a face on the help that is provided.
Children’s gifts can be a problem however. Some sponsors like the idea of sending gifts to children, and this is a heartfelt action. But postage to these children is limited. Delivering anything beyond the size of an envelope is difficult. Postage delivery may literally be by bike, so there is almost no room to carry parcels. Furthermore, a children gift to one child may make other children feel neglected. If is unfair to give more to one child than another.
The best gifts for children in these developing countries is ongoing support, letters from sponsors, and perhaps further donations that the child can use to build homes or provide daily necessities. Some charities also arrange situations where sponsors can provide useful items like solar lamps, livestock or agricultural seeds. These are items that are truly useful to these communities.
Good Neighbours is an Australian charity organisation that helps those in developing countries. We help educate, fed and cloth individuals, and help build the communities that they live in. You donations and sponsorship help the long term success of those in need.