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What it means to be a child sponsor?

Child sponsorship means more than an extra charge on the credit card bill. When you sponsor a child, you join a community of thousands across Malaysia who are dedicated to changing the lives of children in need.

We offer a variety of ways for our vast sponsor community to get together and get involved.

If you are interested in visiting your sponsored child or sign up for our Sponsors Unite! event, please call us +603-7800 0899 or send an email at [email protected] for more information.

 

About our child sponsors' visits

For many child sponsors, letters or photos aren’t enough. They want to connect with their sponsored child in a more personal way. For this reason, World Vision Malaysia organises sponsors’ visits to our supported Area Development Programmes (ADP) every year. These trips have touched the hearts and changed the lives of the children and sponsors alike.

  Area Development Programme (ADP)  Date
  Baganuur, Mongolia   31 August - 7 September 2019 *
  Mawlamyine ADP, Myanmar   4-9 November 2019 *
  Parent & Child Visit @ Stong 2 ADP, Cambodia   2-6 December 2019 *
  Launglon ADP, Myanmar   8-14 December 2019 *
  Moises Padilla ADP, Philippines   17-21 February 2020 *
  Loma ADP, Democratic Republic of Congo   17-23 May 2020 *
  Liping ADP, China   14-19 September 2020 *

 

*Tentative date

Estimated costs will be advised closer to the travel dates. Cost will include flights, ground transportation, accommodation, three daily meals, travel insurance and airport tax. It will also cover the expenses of field office staff and one World Vision Malaysia staff (to be shared among all participating sponsors). Spaces are limited! Priority will be given to sponsors of children from the projects visits (with the exception of the Parent & Child Visit). Sponsors of children from other ADPs may join the visits, subject to seat availability.

Please email [email protected] or call +603-7800 0899 if you are keen to join a visit.

 

Hear from Joycelyn about her child sponsor visit to Welikanda, Sri Lanka

 

 

Joycelyn Chan, 27, is passionate about people, especially children. Despite her young age, she is already sponsoring two children from Welikanda Area Development Programme (ADP), Sri Lanka – Jathupriya (6) and Nuwan (9).

In July 2017, Joycelyn joined the inaugural sponsors’ visit to Sri Lanka. “My heart ached when I first arrived at the community. Life is harsh for the people there. At that time, they were going through a drought so water supply was greatly reduced. Despite their circumstances, they were still overflowing with joy when they spoke about how their lives have drastically improved with World Vision’s help.” Joycelyn also commended the ADP staff on their passion, dedication and sacrifice to help the people of Welikanda.

For the electrical engineer, the highlight of the trip was meeting Jathupriya. “She is a lovely and pretty girl; a bit shy and reserved as compared to her 2-year-old sister. She was a ball of nerves yet so excited for our meet up that her body temperature was slightly high when we met. But we had a really good time together.”

Touched by what she saw and experienced in Sri Lanka, Joycelyn decided to sponsor another child and that was when Nuwan came into her life. “Many of us are blessed in so many ways that we often take life and the things we have for granted. We forget to ‘live’ and to be grateful for the things we have. This has motivated me to share about child sponsorship with my friends, colleagues and family. It may not cost them much but it means a whole lot for the children and their community.” Many of Joycelyn’s family and friends have now come on board as a child sponsor.

 

About our Sponsors Unite!

Sponsors Unite! is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the Child Sponsorship Programme and the life-changing impact it is making in the lives of the vulnerable. The event features sharing by sponsors or celebrity ambassadors that have visited World Vision’s work through Sponsors’ Visits and other official visits. Other activities include games and exhibitions. Here are some photos of our past Sponsors Unite!

Bring your family and friends along for a meaningful time together!