Childcare Worldwide is audited by independent auditing firms in the U.S., as well as in each country where we work. We have also been endorsed by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (http://www.ecfa.org/) and are evaluated annually by Wall Watchers (http://www.ministrywatch.org/) and Charity Navigator (http://www.charitynavigator.org/). All of these “watchdog” non-profit organizations help assist prospective donors in making good giving decisions.
The funds raised through the sponsorship program are used to cover educational expenses, such as school fees, uniforms and books. Children in our children’s homes receive full care in addition to the educational expenses.
Children are also given access to essential needs depending upon his or her situation. This includes food, clean water, and medical attention as needed.
Absolutely. You can always travel with a Childcare staff member on any of our trips. If you are traveling on your own to the country in which your child lives, please contact our office. Once we know the dates that you hope to visit your child, we will begin the process of coordinating the visit. It is advisable to provide at least six weeks notice in order to ensure that the arrangements can be made.
We will send a new photo at least once every two years.
We understand that there are times that a sponsor is not able to continue supporting their child. When this occurs, we continue to support that child through our “Unsponsored Children’s Fund” so their education may continue. Meanwhile, this child is placed in our priority section of children waiting to be sponsored.
No, we are not involved in adoptions. Many of our children have their own families, and it is our desire that all our children eventually become young leaders in their own communities and countries. If you are interested in international adoptions, we recommend contacting a reputable adoption agency.
You bet! Each child in our program is part of a local Life Center church which provides age appropriate training and teaching about Jesus. And every child is enrolled in our Christian Character Development program which teaches instills Christian ethics, morals and lifestyles.
Our sponsorship program is based on education and our goal is to bring a child to the place of employability. Therefore, we do not put an automatic limit on a child’s participation. The goal is successful graduation from trade school.