Child Sponsorship Program
Meet our children!
Grade 6 - 13 years old
Grade 5 - 11 years old
Grade 4 - 10 years old
Grade 4 - 9 years old
How do you choose which children need sponsorship?
We work with a number of schools in Nha Trang. To begin with, schools can nominate 10 children who are most in need of help. Once nominated, our local representative will visit with their teacher and principal then their family to understand the situation. Once the report is completed, Quan Am Foundation will review to ensure the students meet certain criteria in order to be sponsored. These may include:
Children that are orphans, or have parents with serious illness, disability, divorced parents, or families living in extreme poverty
Disabled or sick children that do not have insurance for medical costs
Students that are not receiving donations, scholarship or regular funding from any other organization or individual
Students that have the desire and commitment to learn
How much is sponsorship? Where does my money actually go?
Primary Students: Sponsorship is NZD $20 per month. The family will directly receive 250,000 VND monthly (equivalent of about $16). This sponsorship enables the family to cover all school related costs as well as school uniforms, transport, stationery and school lunches.
We will retain $4 per month to cover the following costs:
Set of exercise books for the school year (and textbooks for some schools). We will purchase these for the children, approx. $10.
We will supply each family with a food parcel once a year including rice, noodles, soy sauce, oil, chilli sauce, soup seasoning. shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, washing powder and detergent. Each food parcel costs approx. $25.
Every year all sponsored children are invited on a field trip. For most children it is the highlight of their year. We try to arrange a fun day with activities such as swimming and games at a water park. Approx. $10 per child.
Vietnamese New Year gift: It is traditional in Vietnam for children to receive a new set of clothes on Tet (Lunar New Year). We would like our sponsored students to be given a small gift as its unlikely their families can afford them. Gifts will be decided on an annual basis, in 2016 and 2017 we gave each child a new outfit but with 114 children in 2018, it may be a food parcel.
Our sponsor children can also attend our free English school. Classes are 2-3 times per week depending on grade. We don't charge anything of the families but it costs approx. $12/month. This is paid from our general pool of funds rather than sponsorship.
Secondary and High School Students: Sponsorship is NZD $28 per month. The family will directly receive 350,000 VND monthly (equivalent of about $23). Same as above but we will retain $5 per month.
100% of your monthly donation will directly benefit your sponsor child.
How do we communicate with our sponsored child?
Sponsors will receive a school report twice a year which documents their grades and will be translated into English. Our local representative visits the sponsored students 3 times per year to award scholarships and we will post the photos on our Facebook page.
If sponsors plan to visit Vietnam then they may arrange to meet with their sponsored child. Please let us know in advance so we can advise their families.
How long do I sponsor a child for?
You can sponsor a child right through their education from primary, secondary and high school. We also offer sponsors the opportunity to sponsor students through vocational or University studies. These can be arranged on a case by case basis.
If you need to end your sponsorship unexpectedly, why not ask a friend or family member if they would like to take over so that your sponsored child is guaranteed an ongoing education.
Vietnam – Hiep Pham Thi
New Zealand – Lucette Dillon
I’m keen – what next?
Thanks for committing to change a child’s life! Please contact us so we can send you the full sponsorship policy and information for setting up a direct debit.