Sponsor a Child’s Education

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Sponsorship for a child’s education

1.What is ” Sponsorship for a Child's Education Education with AFJ Onlus “?

2. What benefits will the child receive from my sponsorship?

3. Will I be the only person who sponsors that particular child?

4. How long does a sponsorship last?

5. If for some reason I have to cancel my sponsorship, what happens to the child I’m helping?

6. How do I cancel my sponsorship?

7. How much does it cost to adopt a child?

8. Why is the price for sponsoring a child by AFJ Onlus so low?

9. How can I pay for the sponsorship of a child?

10. As a sponsor, how can I know more of the child that I help?

11. What other opportunities will I have to hear about the child I adopt?

12. How can I communicate with the child I adopt?

13. Will the child be able to write to me?

14. Is there anything that I can send to the child?

15. May I send him any gifts?

Associazione Fabio Jonathan Onlus_

a. What differentiates AFJ Onlus from other voluntary associations that are seeking sponsorship for a child's education?

b. In which countries do you operate?

c. Who are your partners?

d. How and when did AFJ Onlus start its activities?

e. Is AFJ Onlus affiliated with a church or any other organizations?

Financial Reliability

i. How do I know AFJ Onlus provides the help that I give directly to that child?

ii. May I see the last budget of the AFJ Onlus?

iii. Are my contributions deductible ?

iv. What percentage of my payment is retained for administrative costs?

I wish to make a sponsorship for a child's education with AFJ Onlus_

  • Sponsorship Form

Sponsorship for a child's education

  1. What is ” Sponsorship for a Child's Education with AFJ Onlus “?

It's simply some help, a person like you offers a poor child by investing on his life. As an adoptive parent, you put the adopted child in a position to receive:

  • Education – particularly related to learning the English language and computer use
  • Health – careful and consistent check ups
  • Food – the child is helped with food requirements
  • Interpersonal skills – the children widen their minds being in contact with two cultures other then their own: Italian and English.

Furthermore you help your child,through love, to develop a sense of unselfishness and self-esteem.

As an adopter, you are guarandteed that there is a real connection between you and the specific child that you help. The child will know your name, will writeyou and will benefit directly from your monthly help.

Relationship in between you and your child makes you an important personwho has a significant role in the child's development.

2. What benefits will the child receive from my sponsorship?

The child sponsored with AFJ onlus has opportunities that poor children do not even know.

  • The chance to get an education, which means:
    • Learning the English language through a direct, careful and new method which follows the Cambridge University Press Books which will enable the child to acquire a written and spoken fluency which is not common in Sri Lanka at that age. Currently we are also working to obtain a final text that will enable the Cambridge Certification in the future.
    • Learning how to use a computer including the necessary programs they will need for their futureThe chance to develop social skills with mates, adults and people of different culturesThe chance to get books in English from the school library and use them at school or at home
      • The chance to watch movies in English and express their opinion on it with a mother tongue teacher
      • The chance to have a person who care about their needs of health, hygiene, clothing and last but not least food
      • The chance to have the opportunity that a person from AFJ onlus spends three months a year in Sri Lanka to supervise .

3. Will I be the only person who sponsors that particular child?

Yes, the child you help has only a sponsor: you. This is why your help is so important. Even if you decide to adopt him as a family or a group, the child will be referred to your group or family as a single sponsor. No other group, family or individual will be able to adopt that child.

4.How long does a sponsorship last?

It will last until he will be eighteen years old.

5. If for some reason I have to cancel my sponsorship, what happens to the child I’m helping?

If you need to cancel your sponsorship, we will immediately find another person who intends to continue the sponsorship exactly where you stop. You can stop any time.

6. How do I cancel my sponsorship?

To request termination, please email to info@fabiojonathan.org

7. How much does it cost to sponsor a child?

It costs € 10 per month or € 120 per year

8. Why is the price for sponsoring a child by AFJ Onlus so low?

It's so low as we have no fixed costs, we run the organization ourselves

9. How can I pay for the sponsorship of a child?

You can:

  • Open a standing order to:

Associazione Fabio Jonathan Onlus

Banca CR Firenze

Agenzia di Peretola

IBAN: IT15R0616002848100000006688

Every Month – Semester – Year

  • Post a chequeout to “Associazione Fabio Jonathan Onlus“
  • use PayPal on our websitewww.fabiojonathan.org

10. As a sponsor, how can I know more of the child that I help?

In addition to the child's letters, AFJ onlus updates you on his school progress and on Sri Lanka economic status. You will better understand daily life and you could also plan to visit your child by joining a trip with AFJ onlus.

11. What other opportunities will I have to hear about the child I sponsor?

In addiction we will provide you a DVD done during the Beginning of the Year Ceremony.

12. How can I communicate with the child I adopt?

Throw us. We suggest to send a photo of you or your family and a letter of introduction. Teachers or I will personally deliver and translate it if required. Usually the sponsored child keeps in his house with a great care, the material received.

13. Will the child be able to write to me?

The child you help will write you at least twice a year depending on the frequency of your letters. They will be helped by the teachers if required.

14. Is there anything I can send to the child?

You have many opportunity to communicate with the child and send items, we encourage to do it. Anyway please consider we will evaluate if it is:

  • Unsuitable for their culture
  • Promotional of a lifestyle that doesn't conform to an universal moral respect and decorum
  • Compromising his protection

ex. :do not send anything promoting alcohol, tobacco, drugs or things and activities considered harmful or dangerous, clothing or dresses not “modest and respectful” for the age, culture and environment.

15. May I send him any gifts?

Yes, AFJ onlus doesn't deny the possibility to send gifts for special occasions to meet specific needs or as a simple gesture of love. These gifts are another way to strengthen your relationship with the child but they should never exceed, thus bringing the child to expect impossible things and you to demolish the image of AFJ onlus that we are building with great difficulties in such a different country with it's own culture, traditions and history.

Associazione Fabio Jonathan Onlus_

a. What What differentiates AFJ Onlus from other voluntary associations that are seeking sponsorship for a child's education?

AFJ onlus originates from the great pain of a mother who lost a son and felt the need to do something for other children. She chose the poor children in a village of Southern Sri Lanka, where she had been on holiday with her son when he was still a boy and towards whom he showed to care of as well as later in 2004 during tsunami.

b. In which countries do you operate?

Currently only in Sri Lanka but the Statute of AFJ onlus considers itcan operatein all countries where there is a need, abroad or in Italy.

c. Who are AFJ onlus partners?

AFJ onlus is not tied to any organization. We work on our own with the help of volunteers, by using spontaneous donations but mainly with done through the events we organize.

d. How and when did AFJ onlus start its activities?

We wereofficially born as AFJ onlus on September 8th, 2009 but back in December 2006, or six months after the fateful June 7th, 2006 the President operated first in Senegal and then chose Sri Lanka for the reasons already explained.

The first aid was the construction of a brick house for the young mother and her two children who lived in a mud house periodically flooded from monsoon rain, the roof had been make of pieces of sheet metal.

The second aid was the cleaning/renovation of a well for the use of a Hikkaduwa and the construction of an adjoining room to be used for changing clothes. These two aids did not calm the mind of the President and hence the desire to build a school to teach poor children free of charge, the English language and the use of computer was born. The search began for a place to host the lessons, children, teachers, textbooks and so on, until we decided to buy land and build our own structure and save on rent.

Today we host 52 children, five teachers and two non-teachers who work with us, all regularly employed. All these children can be sponsored as well as their brother/sisters.Our goal is to offer them:

  1. Two tools “the most important language in the world and the use of computer”, which will enable them to cope with life
  2. A building where they can attend daily to learn these tools but also a place to meet with friends, where they can see movies in English, consult books from the library, take courses of different kind such as Italian cookery, painting, etc.
  3. A library with books in English
  4. Cultural help
  5. Economic help for:
  • Food
  • Dressing
  • School taxes that family has to pay to make their child to attend high school
  • Confrontation with other cultures like Italian, British and American

e. Is AFJ onlus affiliated with a church or any other organizations?

We are not affiliated with a church or any other organization. We intend to maintain this independence respecting Fabio Jonathan memory, to whom everything is dedicate. In Sri Lanka we worked many years without success, to get recognition as an Italian onlus operating in Sri Lanka. Finally on February 1rst, 2013 we made an Ltd. With the same Statute of the Italian onlus and where it is specified that no member shall be entitled to any remuneration except that who at the same time works as a teacher for the school and in such a case would be rewarded as a teacher but not as a partner.

All staff members are regularly employed in accordance with the local regulations.

Financial Reliability

i. How do I know AFJ Onlus provides the help that I give directly to that child?

Two/three times a year the AFJ President goes in Sri Lanka to realize needs of each individual child, evaluates from time to time which are the urgent ones among the ones reported by teachers or mothers.

Fundrising for the school building construction is still in progress and for this goal we use a great part of our donation without neglecting the child needs.

Once construction will be completed, we will use your donation for the your child's education outside our center, such as paying university tuition.

ii. May I see the last budget of the AFJ Onlus?

Yes, every year it is drawn up and a report is made available on request in Italy and in Sri Lanka.

iii. Are my contributions deductible ?

Yes, all contributions and donations are tax deductable in the year of reference and according to the law, ie: if donation is traceable. Read section “9”.

iv. What percentage of my payment is retained for administrative costs?

No percentage is retained for administrative expenses. For more details refer to section “i”.

I want to sponsor an AFJ onlus child now_

  • Sponsor form

Please request the SPONSOR FORM by email to info@fabiojonathan.org

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