Sponsor an orphan

A little girl from our orphans programme

For €45 you can transform a child’s future through orphan sponsorship. Your support will give an orphaned child the chance to be healthy, protected and educated.

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Transform an orphan child's future today

Around 10,000 children are orphaned every day. There are an estimated 140 million orphans around the world today.

These vulnerable children often face hunger, disease, exploitation and a never-ending cycle of extreme poverty, from which they will never escape without humanitarian assistance.

Orphaned children deserve a better life. Honour the Prophet’s (PBUH) legacy of mercy to children

Sponsoring an orphan will help a child to break that cycle, and give them the opportunity that all children deserve – a chance to be healthy, protected, and educated.

Together, let's make a difference and transform the lives of these innocent children. Support an orphaned child with us today.

Human Appeal launched its first sponsorship program in 1991 with 4 Sudanese orphans, in response to the drought-induced crisis in Ethiopia. The support included taking charge of their health care, food, as well as providing them with clothing, shelter and access to education. Thanks to your support, they have become pillars of their community.

We’ve been helping supporters to sponsor orphans for 30 years. Currently, our supporters are sponsoring over 16,000 orphans across nine countries. We’ve witnessed how one sponsorship can change a whole future, and we’ve developed a programme that puts the child’s needs first.

In order to qualify for child sponsorship, an orphaned child must remain in school, which safeguards their right to an education and a future, and helps to give them the tools to support themselves once they become young adults in the world.

We also provide training to their mothers or caregivers about protection, helping to safeguard them from common risks and dangers.

With the spread of COVID-19, orphaned children are facing more insecurity than ever, and we urgently need more sponsors for hundreds of vulnerable children across nine countries.

Our orphan sponsorship is all on your terms – you can choose to sponsor a certain child, or sponsor someone based on their age, or location. Or, you can leave it to our Orphan and Child Welfare team to select the child in most urgent need of sponsorship. It takes just a few minutes to register and to begin to change a child’s life.

Child protection: the safest place for your orphan sponsorship

Our number one priority in all our work is protecting the rights, dignity and safety of the people we support. Human Appeal has vigorous checks, measures, and policies to ensure that all children and vulnerable people that we work with are protected from harm. We have designated child protection coordinators, who ensure that our Child Protection Policy is followed, that children are protected, and that any complaints are reported and escalated.

How child sponsorship transforms a life

Warm and clothed

Providing orphans with suitable dignified clothing and keeping them warm and dry throughout the year.

Well nourished

Your sponsorship helps to provide regular food to the child you sponsor, allowing them to thrive.

A roof and a home

Having the stability of a home to return to at the end of the day helps children to focus in school and provides them with the security and stability that all children need in order to flourish.

Helping children return to school

Sadly, sometimes children are forced to work in order to keep themselves and their families fed. Providing their caregiver with a regular income helps orphans to return to school, pay for their learning materials, and build a brighter future.

Support for the whole family

When a widowed mother has an income for one of her children, the whole family is supported through shelter and food, and through the easing of the financial burden on the family.

Healthcare and medical support

Providing orphans with proper healthcare, routine check-ups and immunisations.

Muhammad an orphaned Syrian refugee

Give Mohammed a second chance

Muhammed has scoliosis and had to leave behind his braces when he fled his home in Aleppo. Now he lives in a tent that doesn’t protect them from the rain or blistering heat. “Yesterday, I took him to the doctor who told me that my son needed an operation but it’s very expensive,” explained his mother.

“Muhammed, he can’t do anything, he can’t even play with other children, or they’ll taunt him.

“After my husband passed away, everything became difficult. [Muhammed] asks me where is my dad? I say that your dad has died, he went to Jannah (paradise).

“I just want to live safely with my children. I don’t need anything more than that.”

Change a life When you sponsor an orphan, you’ll give a child-like Muhammed the opportunity that all children deserve – a chance to be healthy, protected, and educated.

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