CHILD SPONSORSHIP

Our beneficiaries are underprivileged children that have been affected by HIV/AIDS either by having lost a parent to the disease, or by being HIV+ positive themselves. Living in Wa, Ghana and its neighbouring villages, our beneficiaries face a host of challenges in their daily lives, including stigmatization, lack of proper schooling, inadequate nutrition and insufficient health coverage. Through the child sponsorship program, we hope to address these needs of your sponsored child and help provide them with a happy and healthy future. Your donation can help make a difference in the lives of these children by providing them with opportunities for better schooling and nutritional aid (i.e. protein supplementation). Your donations will allow us to invest in the potential of these children.

Your donation can help the TVG beneficiaries pay for school fees, have access to annual health insurance for basic health care, receive quarterly food aid packages and provide school supplies (including school uniforms, stationary school bags and shoe/sandals  once every academic year) . The following donation amount will sponsor the needs of our beneficiaries:

$350 USD/year for one child in primary school
$450 USD/year for one child in junior high school
$600 USD/year for one child in senior high school

To uphold stringent standards of accountability, only 15 percent of donations gathered from sponsorship will be used towards administrative costs. All other money will directly benefit our beneficiaries. You can donate directly to us via PayPal by completing the transaction through the link provided below. Please note that tax receipts cannot be given at this time. If you would like to donate directly to True Vision Ghana (Tamale office), please contact ghana@truevisionghana.org for more details. Please contact us at childsponsorship@truevisionghana.org if you need further information or assistance about how to donate to the cause.

Below are the stories of some of our beneficiaries — to respect their privacy, we have omitted any information about their HIV status and pictures of the children.

Jennifer is 4 years old and is from Ase, a small village near Wa. She lives with her mother and 3 other siblings. Her father died when Jennifer was only 3 months old. Her favorite activity is singing. Her mother hopes that she will one day become a reverend sister or a nurse.

Alfred lives with his sister, Diana, and brothers, Jonas and Cephas, under the care of their aunt, Propspera in Dokpong. Alfred and his siblings were under the care of an older sister and aunt before being under the care of Propsera. Alfred does not have a favourite subject in school, however he wants to become an engineer when he grows up.

Jonas is 7 years old and lives with his uncle at Daribaayiri, a remote village outside Wa. As his school is about 3 km away from home and requires crossing multiple rivers, he temporally stops schooling during rainy season. He is in Nursery 2 at school.

Diana is 14 years old and lives with her three siblings and her mother in Dokpong. She was only six years old when her father died. At school, her favourite subject is science and she would like to become a nurse to help people and take care of the sick.

Lydia is 16 years old and lives with her aunt and uncle and their children in Mangu. Both her parents died when she was 4 years old. One of TVG’s field workers came to Lydia’s school to see if there were kids that needed support. After inquiring with the teacher, the volunteers met with Lydia’s aunt and uncle to find out more about Lydia’s story. Her favourite subjects are English and social studies. She hopes to become an engineer one day.

Razak is 9 years old and lives with his aunt and three cousins in Kabanye. Razak’s mother died and his father is alive but not involved in his son’s life. TVG volunteers first met Razak and his mother in Tamale and then Wa when his mother was very ill. After she died, the nurse recommended Razak to TVG for support. Razak would eventually like to become a soldier because he likes guns.

Shemira is 8 years old and lives with both her parents and 4 siblings. Shemira’s favorite subject in school is English and she hopes to become a nurse someday.

Wisdom is 10 years old and lives with his mother and one sibling in Zongo. Her father left the family and has not kept in contact with Wisdom. Wisdom’s favorite subject in school is science and he hopes to become a nurse one day to take care of sick people.

Rabitus is 8 years old and lives with his father, mother, grandmother, his father’s second wife, 4 siblings, and 4 half siblings. When Rabitus grows up he wants to be a doctor to help those in need.

Oscar is 11 years old and lives with his grandmother and other 8 siblings at Mangu. Oscar used to accompany his elder sister (Ophelia) to attend TVG Programmes and was introduced to TVG by his sisters caregiver in 2012.

Khadijah comes from Lamanyiri and lives with her Aunt and three other relatives. She does not remember her parents, having lost them when she was very young. Before receiving TVG’s support, Khadijah did not attend school. Now that she is in school, she excels at Math and plans to one day become a doctor to help people.

Eunice is 13 years old and lives with her mother, four siblings and three half siblings from her father’s second wife. Both her father and his other wife died when Eunice was only 4 years old. TVG was in her community to support other beneficiaries when she heard about them and asked to be added to the list. Her favourite subjects are English and Science. Eunice wants to become a journalist so she can help support her mother.

Leticia is 7 years old and lives with her three siblings and her mother in Dokpong. She was only three years old when her father passed away. While her father was at the hospital, he met with the TVG volunteers. Her father asked Leticia’s mother to bring her to TVG for support. Leticia now attends school and her favourite subject is English. She hopes to be a teacher someday.

Jonas lives with his sister, Diana, and brothers, Cephas and Alfred, under the care of their Aunt, Prospera in Dokpong. Jonas and his siblings were under the care of an older sister and aunt before being under the care of Propsera. Jonas likes to work with computers and wants to become a lawyer.

Ophelia is 13 years old and lives with her two cousins and her Aunt in Mangu. When she was 9 years old, her father passed away and within two years she lost her mother as well. A nurse introduced Ophelia to TVG and their support programs. Ophelia now attends school and her favorite subjects are English and math. She would like to become a journalist.