Many people in Zambia face devastating circumstances beyond their control, including not having access to quality education. Our Student Sponsorship program was created to help children living with their families in slum communities to have the opportunity to attend school. We serve students by providing discipleship, quality education, and a daily hot meal. Through intentional relationships, we strive to equip and empower students to exemplify Christ in their communities.
We believe in the importance of a child’s education and are committed to serving our students with the best quality possible. Sponsorship helps us reach our goal of providing our students with a solid foundation and opportunity at a brighter future that they could not have had otherwise.
Students Available for Sponsorship
Students are available for sponsorship at $50/monthly.
When you become a sponsor, you are joining a growing community that is devoted to providing vulnerable children a thriving, Christ-centered life.
Your role as a sponsor goes beyond a commitment to provide financial support but being a consistent prayer warrior and encouragement for your student. Your relationship with your sponsor child is a significant aspect of their success in our sponsorship program. Sponsors are standing with family, friends, teachers, and our staff, who are taking an active role in encouraging and leading each child. We believe it takes a village!
As a sponsor you will receive a report on your child every 3 months. Reports are written by your student’s Child Sponsorship Officer and includes a community and student update, a short letter, and prayer requests form your child. Sponsors also receive the opportunity to write to their child 2-3 times a year!
Your Sponsorship Provides:
School fees paid for
Hot nutritious daily meal
Additional Funds Go To:
School supplies as needed
Clothing as needed
Clinic visits as needed
What is expected of me as a sponsor?
You are expected to honor your financial commitment, whether monthly or annually, and encourage and pray for your student! Our children pray for their sponsors, and we believe it is equally important for sponsors to pray for their child. You are also expected to actively engage in communicating with your child through letter writing.
Can I send gifts to my sponsor child?
You will have the opportunity to assemble a personal Christmas Swag Bag with toys and other fun items for your student once a year. More information on this opportunity will be given later. However, this is the only time we allow sponsors to send a gift to their child.
How do I find out more about my sponsor child’s story?
If you read something about your sponsor child in a letter or report that you would like to know more about, we encourage you to reach out with any questions or concerns. We want every student-sponsorship relationship to be as personal as possible.
How do I change/update my payment information?
We use strict parameters to protect your credit card information, using a fully secure third-party processor, SAGE Payment solutions, and are unable to see or access your full card information. We are unable to take your credit card information over the telephone and do not recommend sending in a photo of your credit card. To avoid having to update your credit card information, we currently are suggesting donors to use their checking account withdrawal (EFT option online). The most secure way to update your credit card information is in your donor account through our website.
Here are the following steps to take if you need to change your credit card information:
1. Login to your donor account by scrolling to the bottom of our website and clicking “Donor Login” under the Resources header. If you have never logged into your donor account, click “Sign Up Now!” to create an account and password using your relevant email.
2. Once you have logged in, scroll to the bottom of the page until you see the header “Recurring Gifts” then select “edit” on your current card’s recurring donation. Once you have input your new payment information select “save” to start your recurring donation again!
3. Always add a new payment method before deleting an old payment method. If you are deleting an old payment method and a text box pops up, please switch the recurring gifts to your new payment method and click “Replace”. If you click “Continue and Deactivate the Recurring Gifts” your recurring gifts will be canceled.
If you run into any issues, please feel free to email our Director of Sponsorship at email@example.com.
How long will my sponsorship last?
Your Arise sponsorship will last the duration of your child’s educational career, or until you say otherwise. Many of our students aspire to continue their education through college or trade school. We believe walking with a child every step of the way to independence paves the way to their thriving future and sustainable growth in Zambia.
Can I visit my sponsor child?
YES! In fact, we encourage it! We offer trips to Zambia throughout the year and sponsors are able to meet their child, visit their home, and interact with their family. This allows you to see firsthand the impact of your support and the community your child lives in. For more information visit www.ariseafrica.org/missiontrips.
Will my sponsorship be cancelled if I miss a payment?
No, your sponsorship will not be immediately canceled. You will receive an automated email with detailed steps on how to update your payment method through your online sponsor portal. We expect sponsors to cover any missed payments.