Help people without a family by acting as a foster father/mother/family/sibling for orphaned or poorer children while AYPAD provide them host family locally in the Communities.
Can I sponsor a child?
Yes, there are two ways to begin providing support for a child in need. You can contact us directly and we will connect you with a child.
How much does a sponsorship cost?
We customize every program to meet the specific needs of the children supported. As a result, sponsorship amounts vary by program. The average AYPAD amount is only $50 per month. The amount will be clearly stated during the Success Story sign-up process.
How is my sponsorship money used in helping my child?
Sponsorship money impacts your child, and in some cases, other children as well! Money is used differently based on the program, of which we have FIVE types:
Basic Needs Sponsorships For Children In Host Families: Your support will be combined with other sponsorships to purchase and provide basic necessities for every child at the home. Funds go toward food, clothing, healthcare, adult care and school needs.
Basic Needs Sponsorships Within A Community: This program helps the poorest families in a community. Your support goes towards food for your child’s family, plus school needs for your child and their siblings.
Primary School Education Sponsorships: Your support will be combined with other sponsorships to pay for education needs at your child’s school. This usually includes a daily feeding program, additional teachers, books, desks, practice tests and other needs.
Secondary School Education Sponsorships: Your support will directly fund Secondary School fees.
Vocational Training Sponsorships: Your support will directly fund vocational training fees.
How do I pay my sponsorship each month?
You can pay through the organization bank account, always specifying the concept (child sponsorship) and the name of the child.
Will I receive letters from my child?
AYPAD makes every effort for you to receive 3-4 letters from your child per year. However, it is important that each sponsor understand there are many challenges that impact the timeliness and frequency of these letters. You can also Skype with your child.
If you do not receive a letter from your child, it typically means that they struggle with writing, or their personal situation prevented them from attending our letter-writing days.
How can I communicate with my child?
Writing letters to your child is encouraged. They are always excited to receive them, especially if they include a photo or two! Letters can be sent to our postal address or you can email them to us by contacting us.
Some sponsors can also communicate to their child through the AYPAD Skype. This applies to certain communities that have electricity and access to the Internet.
Can I send gifts to my child?
While letters, send photos, stickers or similar items are encouraged.
Can I visit my sponsored child?
How long does a sponsorship last?
There is no time frame on your sponsorship commitment. However, the need for a sponsorship depends on the type of program and the child’s individual situation. An education sponsorship is needed until a child graduates from school, whether it’s Primary School, Secondary School OR Vocational School. A Basic Needs sponsorship for a child is needed for as long as LFFL is supporting the child. A Basic Needs sponsorship within a community is usually limited to 1 year or more.
When the needs of your child have been met and support no longer needed, we will notify you. Of course, you can cancel your sponsorship at any time.
What if I discontinue my sponsorship?
You can discontinue your sponsorship at any time by notifying us via email or phone. Once we are notified, we begin the process of finding a new sponsor so your child’s support can continue. The more lead time we receive from you, the easier it will be to find a new sponsor to support your child without interruption. Thanks for your understanding!
What else should I know?
AYPAD works in some very difficult places, with very impoverished children whose challenges are beyond what we will ever experience or understand. Despite the opportunity they receive from our sponsors, children run away, drop out of school, become pregnant, get married, leave without notice or don’t show up to write letters. You should know that your child may leave before they reach the end of their sponsorship. While this happens with less than 10% of our sponsorships, sharing this possibility with you is important. You should also know that most sponsored children know their sponsors by name, pray for them frequently, treasure the letters and pictures received and feel hope and love by being a sponsored child!