Child Survival programme

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Hi! If I were to sponsor a child aged 2, I assume that child is in the child survival programme.  If a child is in this programme, what age does he/she leave the programme?  i.e. is the sponsorship until the child reachers 3 or 5....or does the child automatically then enter the child development programme and the sponsorship continues?  Thanks!
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Ceri Bowen

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Eleanor Clark

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At age three they go into the sponsorship program and you can still sponsor them because I do right now I had her at age one and she is still my sponsor child.
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Hi Ceri and Eleanor! The Child Survival Program is for pregnant mothers and babies through age one. At that time, the baby will graduate the Child Survival Program and be transfered into the Child Sponsorship Program. While the baby will have the opportunity to be sponsored and the family will have another loving person invested in their lives, we continue similar programming to the Child Survival Program through age five. However, the child will be able to stay in the program until the maximum completion age in their country. This means that I guess the answer to your question, Ceri, is yes and no. :) 
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Ah - thank you! That makes sense.  I was under the impression that the child stayed in the Child Survival Programme until age 3 or 5 and then had the opportunity (if needed) to join the Child Development Programme.  But that's great that a child can be sponsored from age 1 all the way through to 22. Thank you!

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