Benefits of Sponsoring a Child

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves how lucky and privileged we are. Even reading this right now means that you are better off than most of the world’s population, with access to the Internet and the ability to read. Orphaned children around the globe face an incredible amount of difficulty and inequality, which is what Dreams for Orphans strives to improve. We aim to give orphans in Ghana a brighter future by providing educational opportunities and safe environments in their early years.

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Along with donations and fundraising for African orphans to attend school, one of the ways Dreams for Orphans provides schooling opportunities is through educational sponsorships. We facilitate private school sponsorships, vocational school programs, and university-level support. This includes covering tuition, school fees, uniforms, lunches, supplies, monitoring progress and advocating for each student along their educational journey. Our sponsored children range from five to 21 years old at seven different schools.

Why it pays off to sponsor a child to go to school:

Provides invaluable opportunity . Education is something we can give a child that no one can take away. Going to school gives a child more financial opportunities later in life, along with valuable social skills and important relationships with peers and teachers. The orphans we sponsor would not otherwise have the ability to attend school.

Receive regular updates . As a Dreams for Orphans sponsor, you will always know how your child is doing in school and the impact you are making in his or her life. You will receive regular report cards and letters from the child, and be able to send letters yourself.

Know where your money is going . Rather than donating to an organization and never seeing where your money is going, a sponsorship gives you personalized insight about the impact you are making. You will always be involved in the child’s journey to know exactly where your money is being spent and how you are helping.

We are always looking for sponsors for each school year— contact us to get involved!

About the Author
My 24 years as a flight attendant have enabled me to travel and see much of the world. When I started going to Africa my passion was born to help the less fortunate and show my own 3 children this imbalance. I wanted them to know they had a responsibility to others as they grow up in a world that most things are readily accessible to them and are not to most the world. It is easy to fall in love with children in Africa. It is more difficult to find appropriate ways to help. Education was by far the first tool we knew could be powerful and effective. Combining this with improved environment, enables them to grow and thrive with food, shelter, medical care and most of all love.I travel to Ghana as a flight attendant monthly and enjoy taking my children on working trips as well as our own vacation time. Being on the ground making sure the DFO funds are carefully dispatched is rewarding and I am compensated by their huge smiles and hugs every time I visit. Seven years have gone by so fast and I cannot imagine my life without DFO and all the children. As Dreams continues to grow I relish the fact that the number of orphans we are helping is increasing. We are able to expand to more orphanages and provide education and safe environments to those orphans who deserve a rich and happy life.

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