Sponsor a Child

As a sponsor you’ll receive a drawing, photo and details of your sponsored child

When you sponsor a child, you support the entire community to life themselves out of poverty

At least 80% of our income is spent on our work to give every child, every chance

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R150 Ensure 2 girls can attend after school programmes on self -development.

Donate R300 monthly to support young girls and womxn confronted by many social ills.

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Sponsor a Child in South Africa

When you sponsor a child with ActionAid, you not only help the child in need but also transform the lives of children in the community where the sponsored child lives, by ensuring they get access to quality education, proper nutrition, healthcare and protection. Your sponsorship also helps poor and vulnerable communities to build a more enabling context for their children to be protected and cared for.

Working with grassroots-based organisations, we strive towards making vulnerable communities aware of constitutional values and their rights including the rights of children. Your sponsorship empowers our efforts to save the children in poor communities from crimes like child trafficking, child labour and child marriage. Essentially, you help children become better citizens for a better tomorrow.

What is Child Sponsorship?

Child sponsorship is a regular giving program, wherein your (monthly) contribution ensures education, healthcare support and a safe childhood to children from the most marginalized communities in South Africa. By children, we mean not just children in poor communities but also orphans, disabled, children with learning disabilities, children in conflict situations and children with limited or no access to schools or basic facilities. The sponsored child keeps you informed about the progress made in their lives and that of the community. To effectively leverage the sponsored child’s efforts as an ambassador of the community in which he or she lives, we link each child to one donor.

Become a Regular Donor

Regular giving (or direct debit) helps us to plan for long-term projects. There is an urgent need for regular giving as the people we work with, need help every day. Your regular donation allows us to implement impactful programmes which will bring about a substantial change in their lives.

When You Sponsor a Child

  • You are sponsoring a child’s education, healthcare and protection, and well-being of the community
  • You are not just helping the child go to school but are addressing all the factors that are keeping the child out of it
  • You are also helping build opportunities for the child’s family to have a sustainable source of livelihood and income

Sponsor a Child Today and Join us on a Journey

Join us on a journey and see how your support transforms the lives of children and communities. You can donate either on a yearly basis or on a monthly basis.

For monthly option, you donate R300 per child per month through direct Debit, We recommend a minimum of 3 to 5-year-long support in the best interest of the child.