I contacted Compassion with this question but I will post here in case anyone else has the same question. I am sponsoring two children (one is 9 and one is almost 7), and both are currently not attending school. It says that the reason my sponsored child in Nicaragua is not attending school is that there is a lack of economic resources. I am wondering if my sponsorship will guarantee that she attends school and if an extra monthly contribution would help the family and let her go to school.
Does anyone have any experience with sending electronic letters? Do the children receive the electronic letters more quickly than regular mail?
Thank you and God bless! :)
Each project addresses different needs that are determined by the staff in your child's country/community. If you look on your account under your child's information you should be able to see what types of things your sponsorship fees cover. Some cover tuition, uniforms, books etc. It really just all depends.
However, Eva was entered in our program on February 7, 2012 and the information we have is from February 1, 2012. I would expect that since entering our program, she has begun attending school, as is often the case. Her information will be updated next spring, but you are welcome to ask about her education in your next letter!
My sponsored child is not attending school?.
The profile for one of our sponsored children shows that he is not currently attending school do to "financial problem". Does our sponsorship guarantee our child will have the financial resources to attend school?
My sponsored child is no longer attending school. What does the sponsorship provide?.
We received a letter from our sponsored child (14 yrs old) saying he no longer attends school because "I was not interested to learn." I know the community center provides other activities for the kids, but he seems too old for most of what they do there, but too young not to be in school. I'm wondering how our sponsorship is directly effecting our child at this time, or if it just going to the community.
Amanda, I am so sad to hear that! I am a fellow sponsor and that would break my heart! I wonder if he was in the wrong grade level and it wasn't challenging or vise versa the wrong level and it was too hard. Which country is he in and what was his last grade level. I just sponsored a 14 year old girl in Guatemala and it lists her as 5th grade but I do suspect she is in 6th grade now by the last "update" date.
I was looking at your young man's file and it looks like he has struggled quite a bit in school. We are focusing on vocational training with him since school is not his forte. As a side note, you bring up a good point that Burkina Faso is one of our countries with a higher completion age. Many of our countries have increased the completion age to help more of our children get through more education and be better situated when they complete.
No funds to study?.
In a letter from my sponsored child at the end she said that she is not studying because her parents did not have enough money for her to study. I thought this is what my money was helping her to be able to study?
Hello, I have a correspondent child from Thailand I just got today. It says he quit school because he couldn't pay attention. I am wanting to encourage him to go back to school, but didn't know if he quit or was kicked out. I don't want to say anything that may make him feel bad, especially if he wants to go to school but can't. Also, isn't there some type of school that could help him? I'm just so concerned for him because he is so young. Thanks!
Will she go to school?
Hi, sorry, may be off topic:
Does a sponsored child only get only one sponsored meal each day? What about those whose families cannot provide the other meals of the day?
Does the sponsored child get the sponsored meals on other days if the child center only has weekly classes/activities?
I correspond with a child named Tamiru he has a sponsor but he still is not getting to go to school. why? his number is ET1650141. If we need to we may be able to send him to school, how much dose it cost? and don't sponsored children go to school with the money we pay!
I just received my first letter from Florencia (ME9140175), and she told me that she is no longer in school. I'm sad to hear of this, because education is so important. Will she at least receive vocational training so that her life will improve? I'm very concerned about her future.
Can I get some information on schooling for 2 of my kiddos (by the way, I LOVE that you are willing to give us these extra tidbits!!) I recently noticed that for Jor-Aekue TH8170097 it says he is not attending school as he is not interested in it. Is there more info here? Like someone said above, I'd like to address it with him as I've sponsored him for over 4 years and feel like I can have that conversation with him but didn't want to be insensitive to any other situations going on.
Also, for Sasahu ET1650082, it says she's not attending for financial reasons. I've been assuming that just hadn't been updated since she joined the program but I worry about her because she's an orphan and living with "friends" so thought I should make sure of the situation. Also, do you have any info on who the "friends" are? What their connection is to her and her family?
I also have a 7 year old boy in Tanzania. I know he is in school but was wondering how those schools are structured as well. Thank you.
I appreciate your care and concern for your child! Education is very important and he needs to receive at lease some vocational training to succeed.
Each student center is empowered to provide the greatest needs within their community. Our student centers always provide holistic child development in the cognitive, social, physical, and spiritual areas of development. The country and center are able to decide what that looks like in their culture and context.
Many of the communities where we work in Guatemala have a particular problem with malnutrition and so this is our focus there. In other areas, school tuition is the greatest need and the student center will prioritize tuition fees. That said, we always provide supplementary education if the child is not in school, in addition to medical, nutritional, and spiritual support. We also provide vocational and leadership training to all adolescents in our program.