Child sponsorship is one of the most difficult issues faced by Watoto Kicheko. It costs several hundred dollars a month to raise a child under normal circumstances. But some of our children have immediate and pressing health needs, and their hospital costs can be a lot higher.
Have a look at our sponsorship page for our six different sponsorship programs.
Many Watoto Kicheko children have long term needs that can only be met through sponsorship. These can include medication and medical care administered here at Watoto Kicheko. Child sponsorship can cover this, or help to do so.
Child Sponsorship for Education
Some children are returned to their family or adopted, and that can reduce the costs we face. However, there are families and carers who are unable to meet all the costs involved, whether medical, educational or other. Child sponsorship can help families to raise a child at home, who might otherwise be forced to live in a less supportive environment.
Children who remain at Watoto Kicheko need to be sent to school. A good early-years, elementary or high school costs a lot, so we have child sponsorship programs to cover school fees for the children who stay at Watoto Kicheko until they become independent.
Partial Child Sponsorship
If you or someone you know would be interested in sponsoring a child, please get in touch. We would also be
delighted to hear from people who could partially cover costs. Child sponsorship helps Watoto Kicheko to keep going, to provide our children with everything needed to start them off in life.
If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with us, or use the feedback form on the contact page.
Some of the children who come to Watoto Kicheko are from families who are unable to meet costs in the first place, or to provide certain types of care. So child sponsorship for children at home, with their families, means that the child doesn’t even have to leave home.
Watoto Kicheko is a lovely environment, but the best care a child can receive is at home, with their own family and community!