Sponsor A ChildAt UNICEF you don't sponsor one child, you help many children
. UNICEF does not promote individual child sponsorship
. It is our firm belief from years of experience and expertise for children that singling out an individual child is not the most effective way to improve children’s lives and change the issues that keep them trapped in poverty.
UNICEF helps children with a wide range of life-changing programmes
UNICEF’s monthly giving programme makes effective, real and lasting changes for children, without selecting one child for sponsorship over another. Global Parents, who donate monthly to UNICEF
, instead of monthly child sponsorship, support a wide range of life-changing programmes for vulnerable children. As a Global Parent, one month you could help prevent a girl from being taken away from her family and trafficked into child labour, and the month after you could help immunise a young child against deadly diseases.
UNICEF works at every level for children
UNICEF has huge influence because we work at every level for children – from strong involvement with local communities, right up to influencing governments about their policies for children, such as lobbying governments to abolish school fees. Children in Ghana and Rwanda now attend primary school for free, benefiting all
children in these countries. With our holistic view of a child’s wellbeing, we work with all players, communities, governments, companies and non governmental organisations to ensure children's needs and rights are being met.
UNICEF works with people and communities around the world, regardless of their religion, ethnicity, background or political beliefs. We are simply and always there for children. This means that your donations as a Global Parent go much further than sponsoring a single child or making a helpful one-off donation.
Global Parents benefit the whole community rather than sponsor a single child
Another potential issue with child sponsorship
is that helping an individual child can potentially interfere with family or community relationships. Global Parents allow UNICEF to help hundreds of children every day, benefitting every child in a community. For example, building a new school will not single out just one child for sponsorship and special treatment, but will benefit all
children in the community.
allow UNICEF to reach more countries and access more areas where other organisations are denied access. Rather than sponsoring a child, when you become a UNICEF Global Parent you will be helping children all over the world, many of whom live in the poorest and most vulnerable situations on earth.
Global Parents provide long-term change to children and communities regardless of their gender, race, religion or ethnicity. Working in over 150 countries worldwide, by becoming a Global Parent, you can make a huge difference in the lives of many, many children – not just an individual child.
UNICEF Global Parents’ regular donations let us know the extent of funds we can commit in advance, allowing us to plan effectively and transfer funds quickly when necessary. Become a Global Parent today
and you can start to make a huge difference to millions of children.