Does sponsorship help with education post high school?

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I have a question about my sponsored child. I had received letter from him saying he was in an engineering program and he was very excited about it. Nw I see in his profile that he is not currently enrolled in school. So I’m confused. I thought they were helped with schooling during sponsorship.
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Sarah Heacock Schreffler

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Profiles are not updated very often, in my experience.  I'd take what they said in their letters over what the profile says.

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Hi JustME, 
As Sarah mentioned, we do only update our kiddos info every two years, so whatever information you receive via child letter is likely much more accurate. if you want to reply with this child number to which child you are talking about, I would be happy to see when his information was last updated. 

In addition, please know that in some developing countries, the cost of attending formal, public schools may be above the amount Compassion sponsorship can provide. Families are often expected to pay not only a school fee, but provide their own books, uniforms, and school supplies which they often cannot afford. In other places, the schools may be so overcrowded that children must wait for a space to become available.

Compassion’s response to this need is our student centers. Here, each child is assessed for their individual needs. If the child is not in public school, that child is taught reading, writing and mathematics while at the student center. Children are also taught health and social skills to prepare them if and when the opportunity to attend school arises. The student center also gives them Christian training, providing a hope for the future that is only available through knowledge of God’s love for them. If your sponsored child is not attending formal school, he or she is among the children with greatest need. To assist the family with school fees, you may send a family gift of $25-$1,000 each year and designate it “education expenses.” Please be aware that the family may use this money differently if they choose to; also Compassion will utilize a small percentage of your individual child-gift donation for the ministry's administration and program delivery costs of the gift. 

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