Child Sponsorship FAQ

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If you need to discontinue your child sponsorship, we will immediately look for a new sponsor for your child and continue the child's sponsorship support without interruption. You can discontinue your child sponsorship at any time.

Our Child Sponsorship Program offers you the opportunity to stay with a child for a number of years, usually through the school year in which the child reaches the age of 18 to 22 (varies by country).

While we hope that you will be able to continue your support of your sponsored child until he or she completes the program, we recognize that circumstances sometimes change. You may discontinue your child sponsorship at any time.

Please understand that a sponsored child's circumstances may change, too. For example, sometimes families move beyond the reach of our program and children no longer have the opportunity to participate.

We will inform you as quickly as possible if any such circumstance affects the child you sponsor, and we'll offer you the opportunity to support another child in need of your help.

If you choose to sponsor a child, the cost is only $38 per month.

Yes. We encourage you to give additional monetary gifts for special occasions, to address specific needs, or simply as an act of love. These gifts are another effective way for you to reinforce your care and commitment to your sponsored child.

Local child development center workers purchase gifts on your behalf and make certain that these funds are used appropriately.

You may also send a gift to your sponsored child's family. With your monetary gift, the child development center staff will buy items your sponsored child's family needs, such as new beds, livestock and food supplies. We will work closely with the family to determine the greatest need and then purchase items accordingly.

Yes. The child you're helping has just one sponsor: you. That's why your prayers, letters and support mean so much to your sponsored child. Even if you choose to sponsor a child as a family or a group (for example, a youth group or a Sunday school class), the child you help will still be relating to your family or group as his or her only sponsor. No other group or individual will also sponsor the child you help.
To inquire about canceling your child sponsorship, please call our contact center at (+91) 9437-628-251. You may discontinue your sponsorship at any time.

We are a holistic child development ministry that focuses on the full development of the child. Because of that, we release children from poverty, not merely sustain them through it. Many organizations focus on only one aspect of poverty.

We also recognize that the children we serve have unique needs and unique gifts. Therefore, we work at the grassroots level to identify and meet the specific needs of the world's poorest children through various corporate group, volunteer organizationchurch partnership etc. In doing so, we address the spiritual, economic, social and physical aspects of poverty so that children may become responsible and fulfilled decent,discipline, gentle educatedadults.

In addressing the many needs of children by partnering with the localthrough various corporate group, volunteer organization church partnership etc., we also rely heavily on the relational aspect of child sponsorship. We encourage you to have a close relationship with your sponsored children through consistent correspondence and communication, as well as personal visits. This separates us from other organizations.

We are a charitable humanitarian ministry that works through the localvarious corporate group, volunteer organization church partnership, and therefore we do not accept government funds. This also distinguishes us from other child sponsorship organizations.

By adhering to our core principles, we have become a leader among child development organizations and as such have often set the pace for other organizations to follow suit in raising their sponsorship rates.

The child you sponsor will receive opportunities and services that most of the world's poorest children never see. These opportunities and services include:

  • The opportunity to receive an education: In some cases, this means providing the cost of school fees, clothing and supplies. In other cases, it means providing tutoring, help with homework, encouragement and, if necessary, participation in a literacy program outside the classroom. Your sponsorship will allow one special child to stay in school longer if formal schooling is an option and get the most out of his or her education.
  • The opportunity to be healthy: The health of the child you sponsor will be monitored and care will be provided as needed. Children are taught about hygiene and how to maintain personal health. In addition, and according to their needs, many of the children we assist receive supplementary food.
  • The opportunity to develop self-confidence and social skills: The child you sponsor will be part of a humanitarian-based program where the expert adults offer love, guidance, personal attention, guided recreation and safety.
  • The opportunity to hear the value-base teaching and learn about the important teaching about their betterment of their future life which is Most important, your sponsorship provides the child you sponsor with regular holistic development training and encouragement through a local group committed to upliftthe downtrodden children in its community.

Supplication and interceding is a critical. Your sponsored child is in need and vulnerable.

You’re Supplication and interceding is a criticalfor the health, safety, education and all-round development of your child are critical. Sponsored children are greatly encouraged when they hear that their sponsors are Supplicating and interceding for them.

Remember that the child you sponsor will likely intercedes for you, too. Often, a sponsored child's family and community join in interceding with the child on behalf of a sponsor. As you share your own family and personal concerns with the child you support, you'll probably discover that he or she is consistently intercedingfor you.

We do not require you to sign a statement of faith or a statement regarding your religious beliefs and practices. We do, however, seek sponsors who are aligned with our ministry approach and philosophy.

We are a whole-hearted chartable humanitarian ministry dedicated to the holistic development of children in poverty. We carry out our programs by partnering with local corporate group, volunteer organization church partnership,around the world who share our vision for ministry and conduct value- base outreach to local children and families. The partnerships we enter into with these local community are based upon a universal statement of faith developed by the National Association of individual multitude who exercise and believe in the source of moral, abundant eternal life.

A sponsor is someone like you who has made the decision to personally invest in the life of a child in need. As a sponsor, you enable your sponsored child to participate in an altruistic and holistic development-based program that offers life-changing benefits including help with:

  • education
  • health care
  • social skills development

And more than this, you can help your sponsored child develop a sense of confidence and self-worth with the love you express through letters and counselling.

As a sponsor, you are assured that there is a real connection between you and the specific child you support. The child you sponsor will know your name, write to you and benefit directly from your monthly sponsorship.

Your relationship with your sponsored child makes you a very important person who has a significant role in his or her development. You stand alongside parents, counselor, godfather, teachers, family and friends who are taking an active role in encouraging and developing the child.

In addition to letters from your sponsored child, we will send you periodic updates about your child's progress and newsletters about situations in your child's country that affect child development and our program there. You'll have a better understanding of your sponsored child's culture and life. It's quite likely that your vision of synchronization and peace, love, practicing kingdom will expand. You may even decide to visit your child.

In addition to letters from your sponsored child, we will send you periodic updates about your child's progress, Vishwa Jyoti Magazine — a publication about our work worldwide, and regular newsletters about your sponsored child's country and our program there.

You'll have a better understanding of your sponsored child's culture and life and it's quite likely that your vision of the kingdom will expand, too. You may even decide to visit the child you sponsor.

Once you've become a sponsor, we provide you with a special correspondence packet that includes stationery, an envelope and practical suggestions about writing the child you're helping.

We encourage you to send your sponsored child a personal or family photograph and a short letter of introduction. Our field staff will translate your letter and deliver it to the child you support. Sponsored children typically keep their sponsors' photos and letters in their homes as treasured possessions.

You may write to the child you sponsor as often as you like. When you write, your sponsored child will benefit from knowing that someone in addition to his or her family really cares. Your words of encouragement will make a big difference to your child.

Correspondence between sponsors and the children they support is truly developmental. The more you write the child you sponsor, the more he or she will reap the benefits of your relationship.

As a sponsor, you have many opportunities to communicate with the child you sponsor and we encourage you to do so. When you communicate with him or her, however, we ask you to provide comments and materials consistent with the sustainable eternal life values and philosophies we share with our partnering churches and communities. We will not forward photographs and other materials depicting activities that:

  • Might be considered inappropriate in another culture.
  • Promote lifestyle choices that we view as unhealthy and inconsistent with biblically based lifestyles or otherwise inappropriate for sponsored children.
  • Might threaten the safety of the sponsored children in any way.

For example, we will not forward materials that depict or describe the use of alcoholic beverages, tobacco, unlawful drugs and materials or activities that we regard as dangerous or unsafe. We will not forward materials or communications that advocate another religious worldview. In addition, we will not forward materials depicting persons dressed in immodest clothing or engaging in activities inconsistent with our ministry values and beliefs.

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About Vishwa Jyoti

‘VISHWA JYOTI’ is a registered organization to serve the poor and marginalised in the society Formed by a group of like-minded people whose heart beats for the poorest of the poor,destitute, orphans, widows, widowers and the neglected of the society. However, the organization is working among the poor mostly,in the rural areas including several indigenous people groups living in remote parts of the country in Odisha and beyond including the Himalayan the belt since 1979. However Vishwa Jyoti came to the lime light only after its registration under the society registration Act of the government of India as Vishwa Jyoti in 1994 and has ever since been serving among the poor and leading them from darkness, towards the light of knowledge, awareness and self-reliance.

Contact Details

VISHWA JYOTI
Address :Plot no :1026 ‘A’
Jagmohan Nagar,Khandagiri
Bhubaneswar -751030, Orissa ( India)
Contact No : (+91) 9437628251

Post Box Address:
VISHWA JYOTI
Post Box : 191
Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Postal Code: 751001

Email: info@vishwajyoti.org
Website: www.vishwajyoti.org