Partners in Aid currently has two child sponsorship programs.
SEDS (Social Education and Development Society) in India
Located in central southern India, child sponsorship began here in conjunction with watershed management programs. Schools with sponsored children are offered further support by way of sanitation, clean water, horticultural plots, and generally cleaner schools. This program commenced in early 1995, prompted by a visit to SEDS that found many schools but few students. Sponsorship has provided practical outcomes for many very poor families whose children are now receiving education for the first time. Schools in the SEDS area have become better places for all children.
ABWU (All Bengal Womens' Union) in Calcutta, India
This home for young girls and secondary school aged students has been managed by ABWU for many years. Girls from urban Calcutta receive long term care in a safe environment. They attend school daily, and older girls receive training as secretaries, garment makers, cooks etc. They also participate in cultural activities and special events with other schools. The home is operated by volunteers.
If you would like to sponsor a child, please contact us for further information.
If you are interested in making a donation to Partners in Aid generally or to a specific project we are currently undertaking please contact us or visit our PayPal page. All donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.
Partners in Aid doesn’t directly take volunteers. Our partner organisations do however, and it’s best to contact them direct (see our Links page). It's a great way to get involved, gain some fantastic experiences and meet wonderful people along the way. Volunteers are the happiest people!
There are plenty of options for becoming a volunteer - the Australian Government is developing a new Australian Government volunteer program in conjunction with three core partners: Australian Volunteers International, the Australian Red Cross and a consortium led by Austraining International. The new program is expected to be ready for implementation from July 2010. Information can be found on the AusAID website.