Sonlight sponsorship is designed to help our students physically and spiritually. The sponsorship support covers educational costs and some medical care. For $45 a month (12 months per year), you will be helping Haitian children receive an excellent Christ-based education and helping to meet many of their physical needs as well. At Sonlight, students are given a snack daily, and doctors and dentists visit each year to examine students. As the sponsor of a Sonlight student, you can write to your student, send them gifts on Christmas and on his or her birthday, and visit them here in Port-de-Paix. You will receive letters from your child, a photo of him or her, a copy of your child�s grade card at the end of the school year, and the assurance that you are touching a young life across the world. Below are some commonly-asked questions about the specifics of the sponsorship program for you to read.
How does Sonlight's sponsorship program affect the life of a needy child?
Sponsorship allows a needy child to attend school and stay in school for as long as he or she is able. Without help, many of the poor are forced to drop out of school prematurely.
Every child receives Christian training on a daily basis, and has the opportunity through Sunday School and Church to receive further instruction. Each child has the opportunity to learn about Jesus and to grow and develop in their faith. By providing a host of learning opportunities, while also easing a child's current poverty level, lasting change can occur in a needy child's life.
What does my support cover?
Your support is used to care for your sponsored child in the areas of education, healthcare and special needs.
How much does sponsorship cost?
You can touch the life of a Haitian child for only $45 a month.
How much of my monthly support goes to help my child?
How long should sponsorship last?
Children typically enter Sonlight Academy at age 4 or 5. They continue for as long as they are able. Some sponsors support a child the entire time, perhaps ten years or more. Others support a child for one or two years. Either approach is valuable and helpful.
Where do I send my support check?