Can I help my sponsored child after she graduates?

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I'm curious to know if there's a way to keep helping my sponsored child after she graduates out of the Compassion program (and graduates from high school).  Perhaps helping with post-secondary education.  The areas she has shown an interest in will require college or technical training.  Is there a way to help with that?  
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Rick Upp

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Sierra, Employee

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Rick, sadly, once your child graduates the program, there isn't a way to support her through Compassion anymore. However, some of our children stay in Compassion's program until the age of 22, after they graduate high school, to help with their secondary education. Would you kindly provide us with your child's ID number, so we can see how long she has left in the program?
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Thanks, Sierra. Berlinda's ID number is HA020203288.
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Hello Rick! Berlinda's estimated completion date listed as November of 2021, which means she has about two years left in the program still :). As part of Compassion's Youth Development Strategy, Berlinda's tutor and project director are working with her to help with extended education opportunities she may have. This may include an opportunity to attend a university, but could also mean receiving vocational training or assistance in finding an apprenticeship at a local business to further her growth and knowledge in a specific skill. Has Berlinda indicated that she is going to be studying at a university? If you aren't sure, I do suggest asking her in a letter to see if you can find out what vocational training or educational opportunity she has decided to pursue. As her sponsor, you are able to send a family gift between $25 and $1,000 per year and up to two child gifts between $10 and $100 per year. Though we are not able to guarantee that Berlinda and her family would use these gifts on Berlinda's education, we are able to make a suggestion when sending these gifts that they be used for that cause. Ultimately, it is always up to the child and family to decide how they would like to use the financial gifts from the child's supporter. I also suggest covering Berlinda in prayer as she makes decisions regarding her future, as well as encouraging her in her pursuit through your letters :).

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