A Call for Child Sponsorship Through World Vision

We often hear the phrase "Children are our future" and I personally believe that to be true. It is up to us, parents and teachers, to help shape and mold them into good human beings so that, one day, they could fill our shoes and, perhaps, do things better than we did. 

Everyone needs education to advance in life. Unfortunately, not all adults are equipped to raise kids well. In the Philippines, it is common to see children selling stuff or begging on the streets. Poverty is a reality in our country and it continues to be a hindrance for many parents who dream of sending their children to school.

This is where World Vision and its supporters come in through the child sponsorship program, a channel for people to help send underprivileged children to school. For P20 a day or P600 a month, one child will already be able to acquire the knowledge he/she needs to slowly, but surely, reach her dreams. In addition, the community where the child lives would also benefit from the sponsorship because World Vision also helps create livelihood programs that encourage parents to work harder for their families and empower the community as a whole.

I have been a World Vision child sponsor since 2003 and it has been a wonderful journey. Every year, I receive an annual report about how my sponsored child is doing. It's heartwarming to see her grow bigger through the photos World Vision sends me. She writes me short notes once in a while as well as a homemade greeting card every Christmas. Those things show me, and other child sponsors I know, where our small contributions have been going. It is also a continuous source of wonder that those children, whom we haven't even met yet, are being given a chance to have a good future because there are people in other parts of the country who care.

If you are compelled to help this advocacy of providing education for poor Filipino children, be a World Vision sponsor today. Together, we can make a difference, one child at a time. 

This is MY World Vision ... What's yours? :)

* Find out more ways how you can help. Please log on to www.worldvision.org.ph today or call 372-7777.

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