Hi, I’m Bernard and I’m 9 years old. I have two brothers and two sisters and we live with our mum in Uganda. My father died of HIV/AIDS three years ago and my mum is not sure of her HIV status. Life is very hard for us as she is struggling to provide for us on her own. I help with fetching water and collecting firewood.

Your sponsorship will enable a child like Bernard to have sufficient food and nutrition and to continue his education.

The HIV/AIDS pandemic, famines, natural disasters, chronic poverty, ongoing conflicts, and civil wars have jeopardised the health, safety and survival of children in the poorest regions. Orphans and vulnerable children face numerous risks, including exploitation, stigma and poor health and educational outcomes.

How Sponsorship Works

Your monthly support of $43 will help fund projects specific to the needs
of the child’s community, including things such as quality education, food
and nutrition and health. It may also fund projects specific to the needs of the
child’s community such as schools or hospitals.

When you support our child sponsorship program for teenage mothers,
your monthly gift of $166 is directed towards a pregnancy crisis centre
which offers temporary shelter and pre-and post-natal care for pregnant teenagers.
It also runs vocational skills training to provide the girls with a means
to support themselves and their babies after they leave the centre.

Approximately 75% of funds raised go to partner programs that directly benefit vulnerable children and their communities. This includes the provision expertise to ensure that the funds are providing maximum benefits to their intended beneficiaries. 

We encourage our sponsors to set up automatic credit card or bank account deductions, as they are easy and reliable. You can also pay by cheque or credit card. 

Yes, the children love to hear from their sponsors in Australia because it reminds them that someone loves and cares for them. You can write using the blank letter template included with each letter from your sponsor child, or alternatively you can forward the text of your letter to sponsorships@worldshare.org.au.