Most sponsored children live with family members in a community or village. Children of poor families in the project community are selected to be representatives for the child sponsorship program.
Before introducing a child sponsorship program, World Vision workers fully explain the concept of child sponsorship to community representatives. These representatives are then asked to provide a list of needy children, which is verified by our staff.
Families are asked if they want to be part of the sponsorship program. They are informed their children will not benefit exclusively, but that benefits will be shared by all the children and families in the community.
World Vision also supports some schools which help children with special needs.