Child Sponsorship Project Abstract

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ChildSponsorship Project

Abstract

Sponsoring a child means giving them a future. Children across theglobe continue to face problems. They fail to realize their fullpotential because they lack the appropriate support needed to achievethe same. It is unfortunate that the world does not identify thatopportunities denied for a child does not affect the currentgeneration, but that of tomorrow. It is essential that institutionsenacted to cater for the welfare of children take measures to provideopportunities for them. Programs should be instituted that help needychildren access opportunities that will enable them to work towardachievement of their dreams. A child sponsorship program is one ofthose that are instrumental in guarantee a brighter future for thechildren.

Statementof Need

The increased number of children suffering without any meaningfulhelp lays a foundation for coming up with ways of to address theproblem. Denial of opportunities for such children means that they donot have a future to look up to (Nel). The introduction of a childsponsorship program will serve as a bridge to enable the children togain access to a future they would never have. Children facedifficulties getting different resources. Education is a problem tothem. Inability to get financing for their education means that theyfail to take advantage of the chances associated with properschooling (Corak, 89). The child sponsorship program is critical inguaranteeing the children quality education and empower them to makea better life for themselves. Further, many homeless children areeither orphaned or left by their parents (Glauser, 128). They areexposed to various challenges owing to their vulnerable nature. Thechild sponsorship program will be instrumental in providingprotection for the suffering children and enable them to live abetter life. Funds provided will go toward empowering the childrenthrough education and access to multiple opportunities.

ProgramDescription

The Child Sponsorship program will focus on establishing a centerthrough which children from different regions will be hosted. Beforeadmission of the children to the center, there must be proof of thefact that they are wholly needy, and the program will serve toimprove their overall livelihood. The center will be headed by anappointed director who will oversee the day to day running ofactivities. Considering the sensitivity of the program and the amountthat would be required to facilitate the activities, it is essentialto have sound leadership (Wydick et al., 293). The Director will heada team of four officials including the accountant, the programsecretary, program manager and assistant of operational services.Each would have the mandate of overseeing activities in the programwith the ultimate goal of achieving the set objectives. The center isexpected to house a total of one hundred children. However, thenumber can change based on the available funds. Upon stabilization ofthe program, it is expected that activities will be introduced togenerate more funds. It would be helpful in reducing theoverdependence of the Child Sponsorship program on the donor funds.The decision to look out for extra funds is to see to it that theprogram is run successfully by any means possible (Watson, 30).Children enrolled in the program will have access to food, shelter,and clothing. They will be educated, and their progress monitored indue time. The Child Sponsorship program will have quarterly progressreports to disseminate information regarding milestones achieved.

Budget

The proposed budget will go through rental of the housing facility,sustenance of children, labor, overhead costs, and costs of doingpaperwork for running the day to day activities.

Line Item

Quantity

Price Total

Housing Facility

1

$50000

Daily sustenance

Food

Water

$1000

Staff hiring

Director

Accountant

Program Secretary

Program Manager

$2000

Overhead costs

$1000

Paperwork

Stationary

Institutional materials

Educational Materials

$2500

Miscellaneous

$1000

Total

$57500

Timeline

Activity

Submission of Proposal

September 2016

Notification on Approval

November 2016

Initiation of Project Plan

December 2016

Hiring of Housing Facility

January 2016

Hiring of Program Staff

January 2016

Enrollment of Children

February 2016

Preparation of Quarterly Progress Report

April 2016

Justificationof Budget

The budget proposal presented focuses on ensuring that theoperational activities are met with much ease. Children need to behoused in a facility where they can easily be monitored as they areoffered the needed resources. The funds provided should cater for therunning of daily activities. For example, children in the facilitywill need access to food and other essential commodities. Funds willalso be channeled through renting of a facility where the childrenwill be hosted. Labor costs are unavoidable. The program will need tohire personnel required to oversee the operations of the facility.The goal is to ensure that funds and objectives are achieved as hadbeen planned. The total of the Child Sponsorship program will be$57500. The amount should be enough to accommodate the one hundredchildren enlisted in the Child Sponsorship program.

Evaluation

Upon the initiation of the program, it is essential to monitor theoperations and ascertain that indeed all is running as expected. Theinitial success of the program will be enlisting of children who willbenefit from the initiative. A total of one hundred children isprojected to join the program. The ability to get the number or closethereof would be an indication of the success of the program. Next,success will be determined by the ability sufficiently to run theoperational activities in the facility housing the children. Accessto daily amenities including shelter, food, and clothing by thechildren will serve as evidence of success. However, of significanceis the ability to provide education to the children who are part ofthe sponsorship program. It is critical that the children get to goto school and work toward realizing their potential. Because theproject is in the initial stages, it is crucial that all those whoare at the right age to join institutions of learning get theopportunity to do so. A high number of children enlisted in thesponsorship program and then educational facilities will confirm howsuccessful it is.

Sustainability

Considering the competition involved in securing funds for suchcharitable activities, it is essential that the program comes up withways through which it can sustain itself independently after thefirst funding. The program must continue running for the benefit ithas in helping children have access to a better future. Because ofthe same, it is essential that alternative funding will be sort indue time to ensure that all runs without failure. Of significance isthe need to make sure that once the project has been initiated, itcontinues running without any challenges (Clarke and Watson, 330). Itidentifies the need to enact measures in place that will see to itthat funding is sourced through any probable means. Further, it wouldbe critical to drawing active participation from the communitymembers, some of whom their children will be beneficiaries of theprogram. The support will be essential in overseeing thesustainability of the Child Sponsorship program.

Works Cited

Clarke, Matthew, and Brad Watson. &quotChild Sponsorship: A Path toits Future.&quot Child Sponsorship. Palgrave Macmillan UK,2014. 317-336.

Corak, Miles. &quotIncome inequality, equality of opportunity, andintergenerational mobility.&quot The Journal of EconomicPerspectives 27.3 (2013): 79-102.

Glauser, Benno. &quotStreet children.&quot Constructing andreconstructing childhood: Contemporary issues in the sociologicalstudy of childhood (2015): 128.

Watson, Brad. &quotOrigins of Child Sponsorship: Save the ChildrenFund in the 1920s.&quot Child Sponsorship. Palgrave MacmillanUK, 2014. 18-40.

Wydick, Bruce, Paul Glewwe, and Laine Rutledge. &quotDoesinternational child sponsorship work? A six-country study of impactson adult life outcomes.&quot Journal of Political Economy121.2 (2013): 393-436.

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