|Sponsoring a child|
DISCOVER THE ACTION OF ENFANTS D’ASIE AND AN EXAMPLE OF SUPPORT THROUGH MUSIC
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Marijane, a sponsor for Enfants d'Asie, has written a song, "Marraine de Papier" (Paper Sponsor). Her CD is on sale and the profit will be given to the organization in order to support the development of a library in the Pursat orphanage, in Cambodia, where she sponsors young DEN. Look at her site and listen to a few songs. You can also buy her CD. Have a good time !
Producer : Patrick FORT
WHAT IS A SPONSORSHIP ?
It is an act of sustainable solidarity. It enables underprivileged children to have a normal child's life within his community, thanks to the regular contribution of sponsors.
Thus it assures the basic needs of a child, and on a lesser level those of his community : Food, shelter, medical care and prevention, education and vocational training, in total respect of his culture, his environment and his way of life.
A sponsorship is an efficient bond on the long term because it follows the child up to his financial autonomy. It helps him to become an independent and responsible adult.
SPONSORING A CHILD
When choosing to sponsor one single child, the sponsor knows who will benefit of his financial support. He knows why the child or the student needs him and he will gradually see the concrete results of his support. Through the exchange of letters, drawings and photos, he develops a special relationship with him.
This moral commitment does not give the sponsor any right over the child however.
A "Guide du Parrain" (a sponsor's guidebook), including a Code of Ethics and Deontology is sent to every sponsor with his first sponsorship forms.
Schoolchildren in Cambodia
Sometimes, more money may be added to the sponsorship charges. In some countries, the children may need extra-tuitions, necessary to assure more successful school results, these have to be paid (their price varies from one country to the next).
Other points are Christmas (in the Philippines) and the local new years (in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam). Then the organization sends special forms with a list of presents, activities, games, etc ... selected by the local staffs who know the children's tastes and wishes. So the sponsor can choose and purchase a present through the Paris office. He can also offer little presents on special occasions (birthdays, exams, ...) and/or give some pocket money to the child.