I was once a sponsored child: Kit, Philippines
Goosebumps! Meet Kit – the artrepreneur living his “impossible” dream who says it would never have happened without his sponsor’s support. While many kids in poverty need financial and education support, Kit says it was the creativity, belief and personal development from sponsorship that helped unlock his hidden talent to be the successful adult he is today – free from poverty.
Every year the child sponsorship program impacts 16 million children in 54 countries. The purpose is clear – to empower children and those around them to break free from poverty for good. And it works! There are now millions of adults across the world living productive, fulfilled lives because of the partnership of sponsors who wanted to make a difference. Kit is one of them.
Every year the child sponsorship program impacts 16 million children in 54 countries. The purpose is clear – to empower children and those around them to break free from poverty for good. And it works! There are now millions of adults across the world living and working productive, fulfilled lives thanks to the partnership of sponsors who decided to make a difference.
Kit from the Philippines is one of those adults; living proof of World Vision sponsorship and how it creates change that lasts.
When Kit was a child, it was hard just for his family to keep the electricity and water turned on and the bills paid. He and his siblings often went to school on empty stomachs and his dream was just to eat three meals a day.
But when Kit was sponsored, his dreams began to change. He unlocked his creativity and knew he wanted to be an artist and go to college. And while it seemed impossible at first, he had the support of people who believed in him and helped him get through school. Gradually, he built up his confidence in himself and his skills. He was accepted into college – and won a scholarship!
Kit has always loved school – and because of sponsors’ support as a child, now he’s helping other kids to love it too, as a teacher!
Today, Kit is what he calls an “artrepreneur” (art + entrepreneur). He is CEO of a creative business that specializes in customized souvenirs, trophies, awards and crafts of high-quality bas-relief sculpture. He’s living his “impossible” dream.