> Sponsor an orphan
The world can be a terrifying place. With broken systems, global pandemics, conflicts and natural disasters, having to face these things alone as an individual could be life-altering and in certain situations - life threatening. Now imagine what it would be like through the eyes of an orphaned child?
Vulnerable orphaned children living in poverty are not only denied access to an education. Limited access to healthcare, clean water and the right to just be children in a safe and loving environment has left them facing each day with no reason to smile and absolutely no hope for the future.
Every child has the right to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment, with access to tools that could help them break free from the cycle of poverty. For many of these orphaned children, the bleak life they live is their reality and all they know but you can change that.
> How you can help
£360 or £30 per month
A one-off payment of £360 to cover an entire year or sponsorship or a monthly instalment of £30 for twelve months will cover the cost of education, food security, psychosocial support and hygiene facilities for a vulnerable orphaned child.
Our journey began in Kashmir, Pakistan, which is now one of READ Foundation’s longest running programs.
An orphan is a child without a father or both parents, as one parent would be a source of provision and protection for a child.
We support over 11,000 orphans around the world.
It is in Azad Jammu Kashmir, Pakistan, as well as Palestinian & Syrian children currently living in Lebanese refugee camps.
- School fees – the programme relieves families from the burden of paying for schooling so that children can go on to enjoy learning, making friends and being themselves
- Textbooks and stationary – A backpack is provided, containing a notebook, pens, pencils, colouring pens, an eraser, a pencil sharpener, a geometry set, and textbooks
- School uniforms – The child is given a full uniform, including a jumper, two shirts, a pair of trousers and two pairs of sturdy shoes for the school year
- Living costs –The child’s guardian is given a monthly allowance to help with the cost of shelter, food, clean water or any need that arises.