Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are able to make sure that sponsored children have enough food, shelter, an education and the chance to build a better future. From new farming projects to child-friendly centres and adult education classes, see the difference child sponsorship makes to communities for yourself by clicking on the images below.
Child sponsorship in Afghanistan
It’s really tough being a child in Afghanistan. There few safe places to play, nearly half of all schools lack resources and over 40% of girls never finish primary education.
But thanks to funds from child sponsorship in Afghanistan, ActionAid is setting up education centres for children. We’re changing this by establishing child centres. Shaherbano (14) goes to one of these centres with her brother Mahdi. She loves helping him learn his letters using the magnetic board. Shaherbano told us, “I’m excited to play with other children in a friendly place without any fear. Using the skipping rope and playing games are really important for my health and help me to learn. My mind is fresh and I can concentrate on my lessons.”
In Shaherbano’s community we’ve established 18 child centres where trained facilitators help with homework and encourage children to continue their education. They also organise activities like drawing, singing, skipping, playing games, reading poems and telling jokes.
Over 900 children are playing, learning and developing in a safe environment, significantly improving their performance in school.