Is there a continuation or college fund program once sponsored child is grown?

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I'm looking to see if Compassion has a continuation or college support program for children once they reach adult age?
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Susan

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Hi Steve! You are welcome to send a one-time graduation gift when your child completes the program to help with these types of expenses. Regrettably though, once a student completes the Child Sponsorship Program, there is no way to continue contributing towards helping them with university or life expenses.

We've developed a program called the Leadership Development Program (LDP) that has helped select numbers of above-average students to attend university as well as receive mentoring and Christian leadership training. We
actually plan to incorporate youth development strategies, similar to LDP, into our Holistic Child Development Model within our Child Sponsorship Program (CDSP). Our approach for youth development will seek to equip all of our children with skills and education to pursue their individual career goals, become productive members of their communities and realize their God-given potential. Depending on when your sponsored child will be completing the Child Sponsorship Program and the programming available in his or her area, there is a good chance that he or she will receive support to attend university or other vocational training schools as part of the Child sponsorship program. 


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Katie Oliveira

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Thanks Susan! I am new to Compassion and noticed the two options, university or vocational training, for students after they graduate. I noticed in the gift catalog that vocational training costs $500. There was no additional information regarding what this would entail possibly because it's different by country. My husband and I sponsored a child in India. Can you give more information about what the vocational training schools in that area? Thanks! 
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Hi Katie! You are absolutely right that vocational training options for children can vary for each country. In India, they may take vocational classes full time or part time. The vocational skills offered include carpentry, welding, electronics repair, mechanics, driving, plumbing and electrical work. Our staff works hard to help the children make future decisions on what to pursue based on their goals, aspirations, skill sets, and giftings. Most of our church partners have partnerships with other organizations in the community, especially the local government educational institutions and hospitals. In these cases, children in India that attend our projects have the opportunity to attend vocational classes for free. The vocational training institutions where the children complete some of their course work do occasionally assist them in finding employment as well.
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Thanks! Your answer was really helpful. 

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