Child sponsorship is a meaningful and rewarding experience through which one person changes the life of a needy child and the world where he or she lives for the better. One of the most meaningful aspects of child sponsorship is that it is a relationship that can be cherished. It is always wonderful to know that you are changing the life of a little child for the better.
Visiting your sponsored child is an altogether exhilarating experience. It is through visits like these that sponsor experience firsthand the joy of one small practical expression of love. It will help you realize that there’s more to sponsorship than just sending money.
Here are the experiences of some of our sponsors who visited their sponsored children...
We have been sponsoring children through World Vision for a few years. We have always wanted to meet them to let them know how special they are to us. We enjoyed the picturesque ride through the villages and the interesting conversation we had with the staff. We met some of our sponsored children and their families benefitted through World Vision.
It was like they were waiting for us and there was so much excitement! They warmly invited us to their house. We were tired after a long day of visiting our sponsored children but we were glowing with what we had experienced the whole day. We found our sponsored children to be well-cared for, happy and their parents proud of them. The staff at World Vision in each village treated the children and their families with a lot of respect and were filled with joy for what they do. What a glorious day it was for us!
Mrs. and Mr. Boaz
| When I saw Vyankatesh and spoke with his family. I felt truly connected. He was indeed
very shy. I was trying to befrie4nd him and he was trying to hide behind his mother. I'll always
cherish that moment. |
I think the visit itself was a very rare collection of memories that helped me to bond well with the child. The energy of the volunteers at the visit centre was tremendous. This is how we get satisfaction-by knowing that somewhere someone is living a better life is incomparable to any other joy.
Mr. Tanmay Sheth
It feels good to know that somebody cares about you and loves you in return. Sowmya read to me in Tamil and also a poem in English. There are several social issues to be tackled. When you team up with sponsorship, you not only get to have a personal relationship with the child, but also play an important role in impacting the lives of the rest of the community.
I want her to come up in life so that someday she would be able to help others. This is a very special day in my life Child sponsorship not only benefits the community but also gives you the good feeling that you have impacted someone’s life. Ihope more will join hands and become part of this family that impacts lives.
| The best part of my visit was the moment I saw
Sneha, she instantly recognized me and, with great joy, rushed into my arms! |
This was one of the greatest moments of my life, which I will truly cherish. I am very grateful to God for this. She showed me her drawings and all the Kannada words that she had written. Although we were miles apart, the feeling that she will always be part of our little family gives us immense joy. Our grateful thanks to World Vision for the privilege of knowing Sneha and her family.
We left the place with immense joy and peace, knowing that through World Vision’s programmes many lives have been changed. Now, people have better living conditions and access to good literacy programmes, better medical facilities and clean water.
Mrs. and Mr.Winston Moses
It was indeed a great experience to visit Sudha at Perambalur. My family and I were touched by the warm reception we were given by the project people and especially the small kids.
There is no doubt that World Vision is doing a great job. We observed great commitment and dedication in all the staff. We are thankful to all of them for their love and affection.
The children were very talented and they displayed tremendous self-confidence in whatever they did. Our message to them was “dare to dream and become great men and women”
Our visit to Perambalur will serve as a milestone in our life and it has definitely enthused us to work and do more with World Vision India.
Mr. Anil Mathew
I wanted this to be the best birthday yet. We were so happy to see Revati who had come to meet us with her mother. She seemed so shy and innocent. I asked Revati what she likes and then gave her the doll I had brought. She was delighted because she is fond of playing with dolls…The happiness and joy on her face was so touching…
I was so satisfied with the feedback they gave me as to how the organization works and how they contribute to society by catering to each individual’s needs and making them independent so that they can work and earn and live a good healthy life. I then realized how my small help made a big difference to society as a whole.
Mrs. Neelam Raut
Child sponsorship is not just about giving some money. It’s easy to give money. What matters is the involvement and the relationship. Giving people your time is more difficult than simply giving away your money.
Mrs. Hyma Ramachandran