Giving back to our society is always a gratifying experience, and sponsoring a child in need is one of the best ways to do that. Funding a child’s education is essentially helping them build their entire life. Quality education at a young age ensures that the child will have access to basic needs such as food, shelter and income later in life. It also helps unlock the full potential of children, so they grow up to be confident adults and the best versions of themselves. Sponsor a child programme is the best way to help underprivileged children. It is a more organised process and ensures that children in all areas are provided with equal opportunities for a better life. Below are some of the best organisations to sponsor a child.
Compassion International Bangladesh:
Compassion International is an American child sponsorship and Christian humanitarian aid organisation that, since its founding in 1952, has aimed for the positive development of children living in dire poverty as one of its global goals. Compassion International Bangladesh is an extension of this organisation. As an organisation mainly known for its advocacy on child sponsorship and guided efforts on educating those in dire straits, it strongly emphasises the personal relationship between a sponsor and a child. Every sponsor is connected with one child to build further the emotional connection children require in their prime years. Their child sponsorship program offers many positive development facilities such as prevention of malnutrition and child deaths, medical checkups and health care, educational assistance that includes school uniforms and post-secondary courses, etc. They also provide essential life skills training that helps build youth self-efficiency and empower families economically through income-generating activities and training.
UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) is widely recognised as an agency of the United Nations responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children globally. With an impressive presence in over 192 countries, UNICEF’s main priorities are but are not limited to: preventing diseases from spreading amongst children, improving sanitation, providing education etc. During the pandemic, UNICEF supported the Bangladeshi Government in setting up virtual schools to ensure that education was not disrupted. Their sponsor a child program deals heavily with medical care for children in areas prone to health hazards. Through your financial contribution, they provide zinc treatment for children suffering from diarrhoea, a leading killer of children under the age of five, Vitamin A supplements for preventing blindness, deworming tablets, and measles vaccines for fifty children. By becoming a monthly donor to UNICEF, you will help save the children and provide them with a future in their hands.
Good Neighbors Bangladesh:
Good Neighbors Bangladesh (GNB) is part of the Good Neighbors international development NGO founded in South Korea in 1991. Since its commencement, they have helped children of marginalised families through education, health services, economic security, protection, community development, sanitation, and disaster relief projects. GNB has a very devoted child program sponsor among the work they deal with. They have different packages for people to sponsor and a list of children provided for education sponsorship. Some of these sponsorship packages include “Maidens Dream”, “Together”, “Light of Hope”, “Dream Comes True”, etc. GNB also is committed to the Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs – the target set by the United Nations. They see it as their duty to achieve the SDGs and further build partnerships with the global civil society. With SDGs such as but not limited to Goal 1: No Poverty, Goal 4: Quality Education, Goal 13: Climate Action, etc. in mind, GNB completed the 3-year plan from 2018-2020.