Connect with a child a make a lasting impact on his or her life, and on the lives of those in their family and community.
The Child Sponsorship program the African Children’s Choir™ provides a long-term opportunity to make a difference in the life of an African child who otherwise might not have the chance for a quality education.
The program’s current focus is in South Africa, where you can decide to sponsor a needy boy or girl in an age category of your choice.
To better understand how sponsorship works, please review the following:
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it cost to sponsor a child?
A regular commitment of ZAR 280 a month, or ZAR 3360 a year, which lasts for the duration of their school education.
In countries where applicable, donations are tax deductible as allowable by law. Tax receipts are sent at the end of each year.
How can I pay for my sponsorship?
You can sign up for automatic monthly payments through your Credit Card or bank account, or send checks monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or yearly. Contact our office or arrange these payments online.
Will I receive monthly reminders for payment?
No. While your donations and commitment are appreciated, our offices cannot proccess monthly reminders in addition to coordinating sponsorship efforts at this time.
How much of my donations goes to the child I am sponsoring?
Music for Life Institute is compliant with non-profit standards, sending approximately 84% of child sponsorship donations directly to field operations for program services.
The remaining 16% contributes to program costs such as: producing information packs, courier costs, printing child update photos and coordinating sponsorship letters.
What if I am not able to make a payment?
While it is important to understand that your commitment allows Music for Life to fulfill its commitment to the children, if you are experiencing financial challenges please contact our office.
How does my child benefit by my support?
Your financial support will help your child achieve a better life in their future; it pays for their school fees, supplies, uniforms and most importantly a daily meal.
Your child will be uplifted by your encouragement, love and prayers.
Will I be able to correspond with my child?
You can expect a letter from your child about two to four times a year. A teacher or assistant will help a younger child who has not yet learned to write, or could receive a lovely drawing in lieu of a written letter.
In some of the countries the letters are translated, but most of the children learn English at school.
We encourage you to write to your sponsored child. More information about how to write to your child will be sent to you once you become a sponsor.
Your letters are treasured by the children. It is very special to them that someone they have never met loves them enough to provide a future for them. The children love to hear about your family and friends, your daily activities, the foods you eat, the types of animals in your area, and the seasons in your part of the world. All letters are directed through our office. We do our best to ensure the privacy and safety of both our children and sponsors.
Can I continue corresponding with my child after I no longer sponsor them?
No. At this time Music for Life only accommodates letters between sponsored children and their current sponsors.
Can I send gifts to my child?
No. Due to the high costs of shipping, complex customs and border regulations in many African countries, and fairness to all our children, Music for Life does not allow gifts. However, at Christmas you will be given the opportunity to donate towards a special gift for your child that will be purchased in their country; this has the added benefit of being an investment into their country’s economy. This is always a practical gift that will also benefit the whole family. Examples inlcude: towels and toiletries, school supplies, a mattress, etc.
Please refrain from sending your sponsored child money or birthday gifts.
Can I visit my sponsored child?
Absolutely! This is always a life-changing event for both children and their sponsors. If you are planning a trip to the area your child lives in, simply contact our office and we will make necessary arrangements for you to meet your child.
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Sponsor a Choir Child
The African Children’s Choir™ makes a long-term commitment to support former Choir Children through primary and secondary school; and offers scholarships for college or university education. This ensures that a child’s educational, social and health needs are met at all times. It is also in line with our mission statement: Helping Africa’s Most Vulnerable Children Today, so they can Help Africa Tomorrow!
In South Africa, all Choir children complete their Primary School education at the Music for Life Primary School in Three Rivers Vereeniging. Elsewhere, the Choir selects the best possible schools for its members to attend.
Sponsoring a Choir Child is a very special and serious undertaking. You will be helping provide a child with a quality of education and lifestyle that they have experienced and earned during their time with the Choir, on through their developing years.
Complete sponsorship costs ZAR 1600 a month while many of the children have 4 sponsors at ZAR 400 per month. Other sponsorship amounts are accepted.
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