Sponsor a child as a school | ActionAid UK

For just 65p a day, your class or school can change a child’s life for good when you become a sponsor with ActionAid.

Your support could transform the life of a girl like eleven-year-old Jharna from Bangladesh. Thanks to child sponsorship, she is the first member of her family to go to school, and spends her free time at her local ActionAid centre where she can play in safety with her friends.

Through our child sponsorship programme we can reach more girls like Jharna. Your sponsorship would make a huge difference to a child in need — ensuring they have enough to eat, an education and hope for the future.

As their only sponsor, your pupils will have a special relationship with your sponsored child and get a unique insight into their life. Sponsor a child today and see for yourself the difference your support can make.

Sponsor a child

What teachers say

Our school sponsors Richard from Tanzania. He is the same age as many pupils, likes football, loves maths, and wants to be a doctor. He lost his parents to AIDS, and feels responsible for his two younger siblings.

The children have written to Richard, and have been delighted to receive letters back. This individual and personal tie has made the difference to so many of our children.

Denise Harris, Cranford Church of England Primary School

Where does our sponsorship money go?

80% of your sponsorship money goes overseas to help your child and their community. (20% is spent in the UK on public education and finding more sponsors). And the community decides what the money should be spent on.

7-year-old girl Sandrine eating lunch with three other children in Shingiro District, Rwanda


Two boys Chit Phyo, 8, wearing checked shirt and Hein Thus, 9, collect water for their school from a  in a village in the Dry zone (Magway Region), Myanmar(Burma).

Clean water

A group of young girls smiling and hugging at their Happy Homes safe house in Dhaka, Bangladesh where they get education and free healthcare


Smiling girl Kadiatu Sesay wearing blue school uniform sitting at her desk in a classroom at Kola Tree Community School, Western Area, Sierra Leone


You can be sure we’ll achieve as much as possible with every pound you give us. And you’ll be able to see the difference you’re making through the regular updates we’ll send on how your money’s being spent.

“It’s amazing to see what a difference such a small amount of money a month can make to a whole community”.

Richard Jordan, ActionAid child sponsor

Photo credits: Karin Schermbrucker, Greg Funnell, Nicolas Axelrod, Caroline Thomas, Savann Oeurm, Des Willie, Nayantara Gurung Kakshapati / ActionAid.


Page updated 11 June 2018