Our sponsorship program is based on principles of discipleship and development. Through our sponsorship program, sponsors like you provide opportunities for identified at-risk children and youth to receive school supplies, which allow them to faithfully attend school, and access to our educational after school programs which include music lessons, games, crafts, tutoring, devotionals, and access to psychological care with our professional on-staff psychologist.
All of our programs are created to reinforce Christian values, education, and development in the children and youth that participate. Our leaders are encouraged to take every opportunity to invest the love of God as well as Godly knowledge and wisdom into the lives of the children.
Show a Child the Love of God
One by One's sponsored children are taught about the love of God as we invest in their lives, teach Biblical knowledge, and participate in active discipleship.
Access to After School Programs
One by One's sponsored children are provided quality after-school activities, keeping them in a safe environment and reinforcing great education.
Access to Medical Care
One by One's sponsored children are provided with access to quality medical care and are monitored by our on-staff psychologist.
One Child, One Sponsor
Through our sponsorship program, each child has one sponsor who is encouraged to pray for and communicate with their sponsored child. We encourage you to send photos and letters on a regular basis, and let your sponsored child know that they are loved by your family.
Why Sponsor a Child?
Through our program we work with your sponsored child on an individual basis and are able to assess basic needs that are specific to him or her. This includes educational supplies, our after-school programs, and any other needs determined on a case-by-case basis.
After School Programs
After school programs allow us to spend several hours a week investing in the lives of sponsored children. During the program, children receive assistance with their school work as well as additional reinforcement, music and computer classes, a healthy snack, and a Bible lesson.
Youth in our sponsorship program are given reading assistance and guidance, school reinforcement, and access to technical programs. The youth in our sponsorship programs have a wide variety of needs and we aim to meet those needs on an individual basis by need and circumstance. While our focus is on helping our youth with their physical and cognitive needs, we also work with them to instil knowledge of Jesus Christ so they can begin to have, or continue to have, their own personal relationship with Him.
Involving the Child’s Family
The goal of One by One is to see whole lives transformed through the love of Jesus: the emotional, physical, cognitive and social aspects of their lives change as we work with them to improve their knowledge of God’s love, access to quality education, and a confidence in their future. We realize that it is crucial to involve the whole family in this transformation process, which is why we encourage all of the parents of the children in our sponsorship program to be involved in our family programs which encourage a healthy family environment for the child.
Keeping in Touch with Your Sponsored Child
Once you become a sponsor, you can communicate with your child by using our “Send an Email” option through our online sponsorship program, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your child’s name in the subject line.
When we receive your email, the letter, photos, and any other documents are printed, translated, and given to your sponsored child. We also translate, scan and email all letters and photos the child wishes to send to his or her sponsor.
Communication with your sponsored child can be as frequent as you like.
What is the Cost to Sponsor a Child?
The cost of child sponsorship is only $40 a month.
Is the Sponsorship Tax Deductible?
Yes! All contributions to One by One International are tax deductible in the United States. You will receive a letter at the end of the year which outlines your donations to One by One.
Does my donation go to help my sponsored child directly?
In compliance with IRS law, your donation for a sponsored child will be under the exclusive control and discretion of One by One to allocate as deemed necessary. Rest assured, however, that it is One by One’s desire to honor your donation preference wherever possible—in other words, that your donation will benefit the child you have selected. In this case, the majority of your donation is used for your sponsored child’s individual benefit, and a smaller portion helps cover sponsorship program costs, benefiting both sponsored and unsponsored children in our after-school program.
Will I Receive Updates About My Sponsored Child?
In addition to email communication directly from your sponsored child, One by One will send you periodic updates about your sponsored child’s progress.
Can I Send Gifts to My Sponsored Child?
The mailing system in Nicaragua is not efficient or reliable, however, by communicating with your sponsorship coordinator, you can learn about missions teams coming to visit the area and how you can send gifts with them.
Can I Visit My Sponsored Child?
Yes! We encourage you to come and visit your sponsored child while on a short-term trip with One by One.
What Happens to the Child if I Cancel Sponsorship?
If you need to discontinue your child sponsorship, we will begin looking for a new sponsor immediately so as little time as possible will pass between sponsors and the child can continue in our programs.
Other Questions or Concerns?
For any other questions regarding the sponsorship process, child contact, cancellations, etc. please contact email@example.com.