Sonlight Academy Sponsorship Program
A great way to get to know Sonlight students individually and make a difference in a Haitian child's life is through Sonlight's Student Sponsorship Program. It is designed to meet our students' physical and spiritual needs and covers educational costs and some medical care. Our sponsors are encouraged to write their students often, send Christmas and birthday gifts, and even visit them here in Port-de-Paix! You will receive regular letters from your sponsored child, photos and a copy of your child's grade card at the end of the school year.
Here are some commonly-asked questions about the specifics of this program:
How much does sponsorship cost?
Sonlight's sponsorship program is a $45 per month for 12 months per year.
How long should sponsorship last?
Children enter Sonlight at the age of 4 or 5. Some sponsors support a child all through his/her school years. Others support a child for one or two years. Either approach is valuable and helpful.
What if a child doesn't have a sponsor or if a sponsor misses a monthly support payment?
Sonlight combines the support money received from all sponsors and uses this money evenly among all the children. This way, all students benefit and can be helped.
Can I choose the age or gender of the child I sponsor?
Yes! Many people ask to sponsor a boy or girl of the same age as their own child or grandchild. Simply tell us your preference and we will do our best to match it with a child in need of a sponsor.
How do I write to my sponsored child?
The kids love to get letters and photos from their sponsors. You can write as often as you like and send your mail to the address below:
How do I send birthday or Christmas packages to my sponsored child?
Address the inside contents to your child by his/her first and last name. Allow up to 8 weeks for delivery. Use the following address:
May we visit our sponsored child?
Yes! We encourage this life-changing experience. It is possible to join groups organized through Sonlight to visit your child. Contact Carmen Niehaus (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
How do we begin sponsoring a student?
Email Carmen at email@example.com and she will assign a student to you.