Child Sponsorship – Six Different Programs

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.

Child sponsorship - Watoto Kicheko child

Child sponsorship – Watoto Kicheko child

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

Watoto Kicheko carers

Watoto Kicheko carers

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!

By Simon Collery

Simon Collery has been an online content writer and blogger since the late 1990s, developing content for an information industry website, and later, writing about development, HIV, human rights and other subjects, mainly in East Africa. He is a co-founder of the Don't Get Stuck Collective, a group of people who write and agitate for greater recognition of non-sexually transmitted HIV and other bloodborne disease, especially through unsafe healthcare, cosmetic and traditional practices, mainly in Africa and Asia. He also blogs about media depictions of African people, unethical practices by publicly funded western institutions in African countries, mass male circumcision programs carried out in African countries using mainly US funding, and other subjects. He has a particular interest in Kenya and Tanzania.