“I and the one who sponsors an orphan will be in Paradise like these two” – and he gestured with his forefinger and middle finger, holding them close together. (Bukhari)
There are an estimated 153 million orphans worldwide, with around 5,700 more children becoming orphans, every day. In any community, orphans are always one of the most vulnerable groups, often facing hunger, disease, exploitation and extreme cycles of poverty that they need help to break out of.
Your sponsorship will help a child to break that cycle, and give them the opportunity that all children deserve – a chance to be healthy, protected, and educated.
Our Orphan Sponsorhip programme helps you to transform an orphan’s daily life, and their future. Change starts here.
£35 per month helps to cover the cost of food, shelter, clothes, healthcare and learning materials. That’s just £1.15 per day!
With the spread of COVID-19, orphaned children are facing more insecurity than ever, and we urgently need more sponsors for hundreds of vulnerable children across nine countries.
You can choose where you sponsor a child, as well as their age and gender – or you can leave it to our Orphan and Child Welfare Team to select the child in the most urgent need of sponsorship. It takes just a few minutes to register, and to change a child’s life.
Why sponsor through Human Appeal?
We’ve been helping supporters to sponsor orphans for 30 years. Currently, our supporters are sponsoring 12,563 orphans across nine countries. We’ve witnessed how one sponsorship can change a whole future, and we’ve developed a programme that puts the child’s needs first.
In order to qualify for child sponsorship, an orphaned child must remain in school, which safeguards their right to an education and a future, and helps to give them the tools to support themselves once they become young adults in the world. We also provide training to their mothers or caregivers about protection, helping to safeguard them from common risks and dangers.
This Ramadan, entrust your precious charity to us and change a young life. It’s a beautiful Sadaqah Jariyah; the safety, knowledge and health that you provide an orphan with will benefit them for the rest of their lives, and bring blessings upon you too!
It’s some of our most impactful, which we carry out with great care, and a sense of Amanah – the trust that you give to us when you sponsor an orphan, and the trust that that orphan puts in us, to make sure they are fed, warm, protected and cared for.
Child protection: the safest place for your orphan sponsorship
Our number one priority in all our work is protecting the rights, dignity and safety of the people we support. Human Appeal has vigorous checks, measures, and policies to ensure that all children and vulnerable people that we work with are protected from harm. We have designated child protection coordinators, who ensure that our Child Protection Policy is followed, that children are protected, and that any complaints are reported and escalated.
When hiring employees who may be around children, we always check their references, criminal record, background, and history. Our country staff are never alone with a child, and must seek parental permission for all interactions. We only photograph children for professional reporting, and with the permission of a parent or guardian.
When working with third party partners, we require them to devise a Child Protection Policy that is in line with our stringent measures, and we carry out regular checks and visits on their operations.
All visitors, volunteers, and fundraisers going to the field are required to sign our Child Protection Statement, and they are never left alone with a child.