child sponsorship CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR A CHILD IN KENYA

By becoming a sponsor, you will be able to guarantee medical care, drinking water, food and education to a little boy or little girl in Kenya.

With one euro per day, you give them the gift of a better future.

Or call Tania, our child sponsorship program coordinator, at 347 2943608, or send a text message or Whatsapp

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Child sponsorship with Alice for Children is simple and safe.

Or call Tania, our child sponsorship program coordinator, at 347 2943608, or send a text message or Whatsapp

Why sponsor a child with Alice for Children

Alice for Children has been managing humanitarian projects in Kenya for more than 15 years: schools, kindergartens, orphanages, training school for entering the world of work, and much more.

We are a small reality that cares about every single child we cure. We know them and take care of them as they were our own family. Besides the 100 members of the staff, both ours staff and that of our partners, we fly to Kenya periodically from Milano too, to supervise and control the projects in progress, but also to greet the kids.

Child sponsorshisp’ help is necessary to provide continuity to our projects, but also to give warmth and love to our children.

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For us, presence on the territory is essential.

We decided to start Alice for Children project to change the reality of the slums in Nairobi. Then we expanded and arrived to the savannah and tea plantations areas, such as Limuru and Rombo.

 

Find more about child sponsorship program in Africa with Alice for Children.

 

Child sponsorship is way more: it is a real family relationship, an authentic and long-lasting connection between the long-distance parent and the child.

“The familiar size of this association gives a sense of belonging that really makes you feel part of something which is bigger than me, than you, than all of us. The great care that is present in every project and toward every child is as authentic as a mother’s hug.”
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Claudia, 30 years old
long-distance mother to Joel

Read other testimonies about child sponsorship

Sponsor a child with Alice for Children is safe and efficient

TRANSPARENCY

The management of our sponsorship program is transparent: we manage the projects directly, with no intermediates, and we administrate the funds and donations we receive with attention.

100% of the donations for child sponsorship program that we receive is directly invested in our projects in Kenya.

AUTHENTICITY

After 15 years of experience in Nairobi, we are able to operate on the territory with competence and through direct relations. The kids of our projects are our kids: we know their stories and their families, their habits, their ways of interacting with others.

SOLIDARITY

Solidarity is a journey: Alice for Children’s project is a life journey. It begins with the children’s first steps, it follows them through the schooling, until the training and entry to the world of work.

What will you receive after sponsorship

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His/her picture

Right after joining the program, you will receive a beautiful picture of the girl or boy that you will be assigned to, a detailed description, the history of his/her familiar condition and the history of the journey he/she is going to embark thanks to your adoption, so that you will be able to know him/her immediately.

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3 yearly updates

You will receive three updates every year, with his/her school reports, updated pictures of him/her and his/her friends, and updates about projects in Kenya as well; you will receive his letters and drawings, so that you will be able to follow all his/her progress. Long-distance adoption is a familiar relationship that strengthens over time: you will find out with your own eyes.

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Skype calls, letters and videos

During the year, you can keep in constant contact: you will be able to schedule Skype calls, send letters, pictures and videos! It will be possible for you to speak directly, with the help of our social workers and local staff: do not worry about the language, it won’t be a barrier. You will be able to establish a real family relationship… even if at distance.

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The opportunity to meet the kids face to face

It is extremely important to us to establish a solid and long-lasting relationship between the long-distance parent and our children: through programmed trips to Nairobi with our staff, once or twice a year, you could get to know the reality of our projects, as well as your child and the other beneficiaries of Alice for Children.

Frequently Asked Questions

With Alice for Children, the donation to support a child and his community is one Euro per day, therefore 30 Euros per month. You can choose to donate annually, every three months, every six months or every month. 

Your donation will be used for:

  • Support the child’s school expenses
  • Allow him/her to have medical care
  • Allow him/her to have a warm meal at school.

 

To the kids and teens of our orphanage, Baby Care and secondary schools we guarantee 3 meals in an adequate and balanced diet. The long-distance adoption donation, therefore, covers only a part of every single beneficiary. The missing portion is covered by our association, thanks to free-will donations, fundraisers, fundraisings events, special initiatives carried on during the year and the contribute of sponsors that support us.

Except for special cases, we regularly prefer to send the kid’s picture and history only after the confirm of the will to proceed with the long-distance adoption, because:

  • Kids are assigned in order of priority with respect to their needs and emergencies;
  • Especially regardless of their ages, gender and physical appearance;
  • And above all, for the children’s privacy and that of their families, we prefer to assign the child when there is a real commitment from the donor, that is, when the donation is received.

Of course, yes.

Every long-distance parent will be able to create a direct line with his/her child, with whom you will be able to:

  • Exchange text messages, drawings, pictures;
  • After 4-5 months from the beginning of the support, you will be able to plan Skype calls with your kid, to see him/her and have a talk, in the presence of a member of our staff.

Thanks to our staff and their work, both in Italy and in Kenya, you will be able to establish a constant and long-lasting relationship with the child you are supporting.

Like every other supportive donation, the child sponsorship is deductible in your individual income tax return. We will send you the recap of your donations that you can show to your accountant or CAF (government office for tax assistance and information).

Your distance support follows the child for the whole duration of primary schools and, in the worthiest cases, for the duration of professional schools too.

The child does not need support anymore when:

  • He/she finishes the primary school;
  • Due to familiar issues or sudden transfer, he/she is forced to leave our project before the end of primary school.

You will always be asked, at the end of the kid’s path, if you want to decide to continue being a long-distance parent. In that case, you will begin to support another child.

All sponsored children and beneficiaries of our projects come from the slums of Nairobi. If they have a family or relatives, they live in the slums and attend our schools in Dandora or Korogocho; if, instead, they are orphans or were cut off from the family, they live inside our orphanage, in the suburbs of Nairobi.

In our project Alice for Kilimanjaro we support remotely around 50 children, to whom we guarantee food, education and healthcare. Particular care is given to girls, who always come at the top of our priorities.

We are aware of the fact that, when a direct and personal relationship is established with the child, it is a pleasure to send gifts. However, from personal experience, we can confirm that sending gifts sponsored kids can be extremely harmful and non-educational: some inequalities can be created in our classrooms or orphanages, and that may cause the child to be a target for jealousy or even real thefts. If you want, you may buy gifts for the whole class or for the kids whose birthday is in that month. If you would like to, please always contact us to know how to proceed: [email protected]

Those who decide to sponsor a foreign kid through an international program, become full-fledged parents of the child, who has the chance to come to Italy and live with his/her new family. The purpose of child sponsorship, on the contrary, is to support the kid within his community and to help him/her being reintegrated in his/her own family. Kids who are supported at distance cannot be brought to Italy, precisely because long-distance parents do not legally become parents of the kids. The children’s legal guardian are still their parents, their extended family or our association – in the event that the child has been given to the care of our orphanage.

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