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If you sponsor a child place the school will be more flexible in directing funds to where they are needed most at a specific moment: when parent(s) loose their job, fall ill or pass away. In many townships unemployment is rife. In some over 50% of the adults are jobless. Because there is a lot of casual labour and seasonal work the financial situation of a family can change from one day to the next. By sponsoring a child place you make it possible for children to stay at school even when parents are (temporarily) not able to pay the fees.
The schools select the children who need sponsoring, taking family circumstances, living conditions and family income into account.
Youngsters are selected by our partners. Applicants must meet the following requirements:
We encourage students to apply for a scholarship elsewhere. A student who succeeds is entitled to a bonus of maximum R 1.000 or 10% of the amount that we save, whatever comes first.
We rarely transfer money to the students themselves. Instead we transfer money to the school or to one of our partners. Together with the student they sort out what needs to be paid for: books, accommodation, transport, subsistence, etc. Students are obliged to get in touch monthly.
We garantee that 100% of your donation will be spent on our target group. You may even want to decide on which project. BDO Accounting and Assurance in Rotterdam, check our books. CBF, the national accreditation body for Dutch charities, checks whether funds have been spent into agreement with our goals and plans. In our annual narrative and financial report we aim at accountability and transparency. We report back on our successes and on our failures as well as on our impact on the target group and the community at large. However, for donors who are not happy with our work, we have a money-back-guarantee.
We have tax facilities for donors who reside in The Netherlands (we are a registered ANBI) and for donors who reside in Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or in the United States of America. Donations from residents in The Netherlands are tax deductable if:
Donations from residents in Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or in the United States of America are tax deductable if the donation has been transferred through a member of the Trans Giving Europe (TGE) network. For more information, please read our flyer Tax effective cros border donations
We choose our partners based on the following criteria:
Please read our Grant Criteria (Pdf).For every partnership all parties enter into a written agreement. If you are new to us we would like to receive a copy of your constitution, latest annual narrative and financial report, auditor’s report and any other documents that may assist us in learning more about your organisation.
We like to work together with other organisations. Would you like to become a financial partner or an operational partner? Operational partners should check our Grant Criteria (Pdf). Would you like to learn more or do you think you have an interesting proposition? Please get in touch, we would like to discuss the possibilities and mutual benefits of a partnership.
We care deeply about the environment:
We work towards the following Millennium Development Goals: 1: End Poverty and Hunger; 2: Universal Education; 3: Gender Equality; 6: Combat HIV/AIDS; 7: Environmental Sustainability; 8: Global Partnership.
Please assist us to improve our work and share your comments and complaints with us. Do get in touch and we will attend to it immediately.
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