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Be chosen as a sponsor

Instead of choosing a child to sponsor,
you can sign up to be chosen. 

Be Chosen™


A unique invitation to Child Sponsorship. Who will choose you?


What if, instead of choosing a child to sponsor, a child reached out for your photo and chose you? That's the beauty of Chosen™, our unique invitation to Child Sponsorship, which puts the power to choose into a child's hands.

When you sign-up to be Chosen™, you'll step into a life-changing connection with your sponsored child and their community. You'll empower a child to make lasting change in their own life – and even in yours. It all starts with a first choice.


How it works

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Sign up and submit your photo.
Your name and photo are sent to a sponsorship community, where staff are setting up for the life-changing choosing party! 
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A child will choose YOU.
Some kids have waited for years to be chosen by a sponsor. Now, at the choosing party, it's their turn. Which child will choose you?
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You'll see your gifts at work ...
You'll receive updates on the impact you're making in your Sponsored Child's life, through community projects helping kids thrive.
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... and celebrate the progress!
You are a part of a mutually transforming journey that empowers kids and communities to build lasting change. 

You can be Chosen™ at the next choosing party!

Sign up by 23rd June, and you'll be chosen by a child in the next choosing party or choose a child to sponsor now. 

Give a child the most powerful gift. The gift to choose you.

Children don’t choose to be married off, to get sick, to go hungry, to go to work, or to live in fear. Poverty steals their choices. It robs them of the chance to grow up healthy, to be educated, to achieve their dreams. But you can change that today.

You can put the power to choose back into a child's hands. It starts with a life-changing first choice. The power to choose you. A choice that can lead to clean water, healthcare and vaccines, nutritious food, education, and a safer and brighter future.

When you sign up to be Chosen™, we send your photo to a community where vulnerable kids are waiting for sponsors. There, a child like Collins will have the chance to choose you as their sponsor. Watch the amazing moment when Joel found out that Collins chose him as his sponsor.

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I CHOOSE YOU BECAUSE
"You look smart."
- Rosemary, 9, Kenya
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I CHOOSE YOU BECAUSE
"I feel like I know him!"
- Fahin, 4, Bangladesh
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I CHOOSE YOU BECAUSE
"You're united and you're a cute family"
- Greisy, 3, Guatemala

Don't miss out being Chosen™ at the next choosing party!

Sign up by 23rd June, and you'll be chosen by a child in the next choosing party or choose a child to sponsor now. 

Being chosen by a child like Joyonta can change your life too.

Being chosen by a child like Joyonta can change your life too.

Joyonta (8), Bangladesh

When you sign-up to be Chosen, you'll step into a life-changing connection with your sponsored child and their community. You'll empower a child to make lasting change in their own life – and even in yours.

"I've been blessed to live here in Aotearoa," says Leanna Cooper from Life FM's Afternoon Show. "When this opportunity came up, I was like, I have to do it. This gives the child the opportunity to choose a different future for themselves."

At 8-years-old Joyonta was empowered to make a choice that changed his life forever. He chose Leanna from a display at a choosing party in his village in Bangladesh. As a sponsored child, Joyonta will benefit from the long-term development programs that are lifting his whole community out of poverty.

You can make a difference for a child like Joyonta.


When you sponsor a child, you change their life, for good.


Child Sponsorship empowers children, their families and their communities to help break the cycle of poverty. Your donation of $54 a month will help bring essentials like clean water, nutrition, education, healthcare and hope to a vulnerable child. It will help strengthen their entire community, caring for every child along the way and enabling the community to become resilient and self-sufficient.

Child sponsorship helps break the cycle of poverty by transforming communities.

Our decades of experience have proven that the most effective way to help a child is to strengthen their entire community, caring for every child along the way. In fact, because of our community-focused solutions, for every child you sponsor, 4 more benefit, too! Your sponsorship will help enable a community to lead their own development and become resilient and self-sufficient.

Your sponsorship keeps children safe. Children that are sponsored are regularly monitored, which protects them from dangerous situations and exploitation like child marriage and child labour. Sponsored children also are more likely to go to school and receive regular healthcare check-ups.


If you prefer, you can choose a child to sponsor.

&lt;br>If you prefer, you can choose a child to sponsor.

You can choose which child's life you will change forever through sponsorship. Your sponsorship helps pursue the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being of vulnerable children.

As a child sponsor, you walk alongside a child and their community, empowering the world's most vulnerable through long-term development programs.

I want to choose a child to sponsor


Don't miss out being Chosen™ at the next choosing party!

Sign up by 23rd June, and you'll be chosen by a child in the next choosing party or choose a child to sponsor now. 

Have questions about sponsoring a child or being Chosen™?

Please provide your name and phone number and we will be in touch to help.

FAQs

A choosing party is an empowering experience where children come together in their community and get to choose their sponsor.

At a choosing party, photos that sponsors have submitted are displayed, and children are invited to choose their sponsor from the selection of photos. After choosing, they write a letter to their sponsor, letting them know why they chose them.
Yes, each child chooses just one sponsor. For all World Vision child sponsorships, a child is matched with only one sponsor, creating a unique one-to-one relationship.
When you sign up to be chosen as a sponsor, your photo is sent to the community where it will be displayed at a choosing party where a child will choose you.

The photo will have your name and supporter ID number printed on it. That helps us make sure we match you and your sponsored child correctly. 

If you choose to include your family members in the photo, this gives the child a little bit more information about you. As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to connect more with your sponsored child after they have chosen you, by writing letters and emails. 
Yes, if you want to include your family in the photo, then the child who chooses you will get to choose your whole family. Please make sure you have the consent from each person in the photo before submitting it and be aware that the name of the person who completes the donation online will be the only name printed with the photo. Once you and your sponsored child are connected, you’ll get to share more information about your family members in the letters you exchange!



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