Sponsors have the joy of giving their love, care, and financial support to open a whole world of possibilities to a child otherwise denied the most basic needs. Learn about the children’s lives before coming to Jhamtse Gatsal, and how sponsoring children profoundly improves their lives.
Sponsorships cost Rs. 25,000 ($400 USD per year, just over a dollar a day.) The money goes directly toward the cost of providing a loving home, nutritious food, healthcare and a good education for each child.
Sponsors have the opportunity to develop long lasting relationships with their sponsored children. The children feel strongly connected to their sponsors. They are inspired and uplifted knowing that someone afar cares about them.
As a sponsor, you will receive:
- A welcome packet with information about your sponsored child and a photograph of him or her.
- Periodic letters from your child and the opportunity to correspond with him or her.
- An annual progress report with updated information about your child.
- New photos to let you see your child grow and change.
- A blog with stories and photos of day-to-day events at Jhamtse Gatsal.
Because the annual direct cost of providing a home and education for each child is approximately Rs. 1,00,000 ($1600 USD), the sponsorship program is structured around the principle “It takes a family to support a child,” with the goal of having each child supported by up to four individual sponsors, each contributing Rs. 25,000 ($400 USD) annually.
Sponsors have the opportunity to recruit fellow sponsors for a child among their friends and family, or Jhamtse volunteers will work to complete the family of sponsors. We request sponsors to plan to maintain their sponsorship until their sponsored child graduates from Jhamtse Gatsal and until they complete their higher education or vocational training programs.
As a sponsor, you are also welcome to visit your sponsored child at Jhamtse Gatsal, a visit that is sure to make a lasting difference in your life as well as the life of your sponsored child. To arrange a visit to the community, please contact us.