Having been on several mission trips and seeing some of the conditions that communities live in, especially those where children are the majority, I was overwhelmed at some of the situations. I’m not even talking about a home where they can sleep and a job they can go to. It’s the basic necessities of life that they were striving to have such as nutritious food, clean water, clean clothes, healthcare and education.
Children are the future, they are the next generation. By sponsoring a child, you are freeing them and their communities from the vicious poverty cycle. On my most recent mission trip to Kenya, during our night of, the team watched the film – A small Act. This is a synopsis of the film:
“When Hilde Back sponsored a young, rural Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it. She certainly never expected to hear from him, but years later she does. Now a Harvard graduate and a Human Rights Lawyer for the United Nations, Chris Mburu decides to find the stranger that changed his life. Inspired by her generosity, he starts a scholarship program of his own and names it for his former benefactor.
The top students in Mukubu primary school are in the exact same situation as Chris once was. They are bright, but can’t afford to pay school fees. With the creation of Chris fund, these students have new hope. But the program is small; how many will qualify for a scholarship?”
There are many other stories like these. This is what sponsoring a child does.
It is stories like these that led me to sponsor Esther, Nikitha and Ishwarya.
There are many different organisations that you can join to sponsor a child. I sponsor my children through Compassion.