Sponsor a Village
How can your school support SOS Children?
Through sponsoring an SOS Children's Village, your school can create a lasting and meaning relationship with a community of children in another part of the world.
A year's sponsorship is £240, all of which is sent directly to the Children's Village to help pay for the care of the children. If you raise more money than this sum, we can, of course, forward that in full as well. In return for your support, you will receive updates by post directly from the Children's Village twice a year.
If you want additional resources such as photos and case studies about the children our charity cares for, you can always get in touch with us here in the UK office. Many schools enjoy writing letters to the children in the Children's Village, and some students and teachers even go out to visit.
You can sign up to sponsor a Children's Village by filling out our sponsorship form and selecting 'Village', or by contacting us by phone or email.
Case Study: William Westley School sponsors the SOS Children's Village in Tlokweng, Botswana.
William Westley Primary School in Whittlesford has been sponsoring the SOS Children's Village in Tlokweng near the capital of Gaborone since 2002. The school marks its support for the Children's Village throughout the year: the Christmas concert raises money for the Children's Village, and the Mother's Day assembly is used to reflect on the generosity of all mothers across the world, with a focus on the SOS mothers in Tlokweng.
The school hall has a display of images from Tlokweng, and the teachers use Botswana for comparisons in a variety of subjects such as geography and history.
By integrating their support for our charity throughout school life, many students carry out their own fundraising activities outside school, and when they move on from William Westley School they often encourage their new secondary schools to support our work as well.
Mr Bryant, head of the school, says: 'We wanted the children here to think beyond themselves and to think about the wider community and to understand that not all children are as lucky as they are.'