Statistics on letter-writing and child outcomes

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Are there any statistics available on the outcomes of sponsored children who receive letters regularly, versus those who receive few or no letters?
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Shaina Moats

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Hey Sarah! I know that children who receive letters regularly stay in our program longer and therefore stay in school for an extra year on average. Here's some good info: http://www.compassion.com/does-child-...
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Shaina, thank you. I did see the Wydick research videos -- just wondering if any official surveys had been done specifically regarding letter-writing.

It certainly seems as if 1) the child would be more likely to succeed due the encouragement of receiving letters, and 2) the sponsor would be much less likely to drop sponsorship on a child in whom s/he's invested so much more than money (as opposed to sponsors who just send financial support, but don't form a relationship by writing). Also, spiritually speaking, it seems much more likely that sponsors who write to their children would actually be praying for them regularly. Certainly children with only financial support, but no relational or prayer support, would be less likely to do well.

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