Sponsor a child in Aklan and help change a life
The best way to help a child overcome poverty and injustice is to help his community become a better place to grow up in. For a monthly giving of P600, you will help provide children, families and communities with access to: nutritious food, clean water, education, health care, livelihood opportunities and more.
As a World Vision sponsor, you can be part of one child’s remarkable journey because what you are doing is more than just a ‘hand out,’ it’s a ‘hand up,’ giving children and families the hope to change their lives.
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Child Sponsorship Program for children in AKLAN
Since 1999, World Vision supports local children in Aklan, Philippines. Currently, more than 3,700 children are being cared for to improve the well-being of children and their families in this program area. Hundreds of children are still waiting to be sponsored.
Where is the sponsorship program in Aklan?
Aklan is located in the western region of the country that includes the famous destination, Boracay. It can be reached through air travel for an hour from Manila. The development project named Aklan 1 Area Development is located in Kalibo, Aklan.
The objectives of the community in Aklan:
With World Vision’s efforts plus the support of sponsors and donors like you will help ensure that:
- all children have access to clean and safe drinking water
- all children go to school and have access to their needs for education
- there is access to medical care especially for the most vulnerable - women and children
- there are livelihood projects and skills training opportunities to improve the economic situation of the poorest families
Ongoing projects in the community:
The actions implemented in the fields of education, access to clean water, food security and health are all linked and allow real progress such as:
- building of classrooms, school facility and tutorial sessions with slow-learners
- conducting livelihood skills training to families like hog-raising, agricultural, handicrafts making, slippers making, rug making and bag making.
- helping supply health centers with drugs and vaccines to protect toddlers and moms
- building of water pumps to provide access to clean water.
Impact of Child Sponsorship in Aklan
Children in the sponsorship program in Aklan are living testimonies of the impact child sponsorship brings into their lives. Jelou and Jerald Dominguez better known as “Toto and Nonoy”, respectively, among friends and family are twins born in poverty. Their father is a fisherman and their mother was deceased when they were 16 years old because of diabetes.
Oftentimes they need to extend extra effort to support their father in any means they can. Every weekend they spend time to be with their father catching fish.
With the collaborative efforts of World Vision and Abante Aklan, Inc. (AAI) in providing them transportation allowance as educational assistance, this indeed inspired them to study hard. Toto and Nonoy believed having an education and better skills are a way to uplift their standard of living. The Birthday Bounce Back, Family Day and Community-Based Retreat that they have attended for almost 12 years, had helped them become strong and determined to achieve their dreams. Earning the fruits of their labor, the twins passed the scholarship exam given by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.
“World Vision and AAI are the ones that give us inspiration. They are expecting something from us and we want to repay them with the same effort they exerted on us. They always devote their best just to make sure that everything about us is well. They helped nurture our spirituality to deepen our faith as Christians. The faith in God instilled in our mind gave us strength to continue attaining our dreams of uplifting our family from poverty.” says Toto and Nonoy.
How child sponsorship works?Back to top
Child sponsorship is an exciting journey of transformation – for the child you’re helping and for you – especially if you use all the tools available to help you bond with your sponsored child.
It works by linking a poor child to an individual/ group who is committed to give a regular gift of P600 a month per child or P7,200 a year. Your monthly pledge is pooled with those of other child sponsors in the Philippines and overseas. Pooling together resources/ donations enables World Vision to maximize the productivity of every peso. When you decide to sponsor a child, you’ll meet the child that you’ll be sponsoring by receiving a welcome kit that includes your sponsored child’s photo and profile, along with ways to connect and be updated with your new sponsored child.
Sponsorship fosters sustainability. World Vision plans and works alongside community members to help build healthy communities for children.
Why sponsor a child with World Vision?Back to top
For more than 55 years, World Vision in the Philippines helps transform a community through child sponsorship.
World Vision Child Sponsorship is our answer for a long-term solution to poverty that cripples families and steals hope from children. World Vision empowers, working together with local staff and community leaders help create healthy environment and hopeful futures for children and their families with essentials like education, skills training, nutrition food, agricultural assistance, safe water, and health care.
World Vision is accountable and committed to using all contributions to our work wisely and effectively. By leveraging or combining funds from child sponsors and other contributors, with government grants and goods donated by corporations, we ensure that all gifts entrusted to us have maximum impact.
World Vision is a highly-trusted organization that is accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development and Bureau of Internal Revenue which allows corporate sponsors and donors to avail of 100% tax-free credits from their cash donations to World Vision in the Philippines.
World Vision does not discriminate, serving the world’s poor regardless of a person’s religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Our staff understands and respects the cultures in which they work.
World Vision is motivated by faith in Jesus Christ, World Vision workers serve the poor as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people.