I got a Video of my sponsored child in class saying hi !

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Picture this... You get an e-mail one day from your sponsored child's student center with a video of the entire class saying hello ! I'm sure everyone would agree that the time it takes letters to move back and forth make any kind of active dialog virtually impossible and needlessly frustrating. All we want as sponsors is information. What's the class looks like, the kids in the class, our child in class, what kind of things are hanging on the walls, what does it look like outside, you know... pictures are worth a 1000 words... and videos would be superior. After all, it's not 1940 anymore, and I'm willing to bet ever pastor has a smartphone. Of course sending a copy to all the sponsors would be additional work, but posting the video to a specific url on the web would not.
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Steve Deckert

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Posted 5 years ago

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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Official Response
Hi Steve! What great feedback! I certainly agree with you that it currently takes a long time for letters to go back and forth. We've actually gotten a lot of feedback along the lines that you are talking about. Basically, what we've been hearing is that more information would be great and that photos and videos are engaging. Regrettably, not all of our student centers have internet capability and in many cases the internet access is slow at best. This is only one of the challenges that we're facing to try to bring quicker and bettter quality information to our supporters. However, we've been working to update our systems to provide more information, and particularly quicker communication between sponsor and child. You will see these types of changes in the next two years. Stay tuned!