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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.

 

Weekends with World Vision

Spend your weekend with us learning more about the Child Sponsorship Programme and the life-changing impact it is making in the lives of the vulnerable.

On some weekends, we notch up the fun with interesting workshops and activities! All Weekends with World Vision are conducted online for the time being. Stay tuned for more information on the next Weekends with World Vision.

Virtual Visit: Marjeyoun Area Programme, Lebanon

In World Vision’s Area Programmes, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to bring unprecedented challenges to the children and families we serve. But just what is happening on the ground in these communities? We invite you to get a firsthand glimpse as we go on a second Virtual Visit – this time to Marjeyoun Area Programme, Lebanon.

On this complimentary Visit, we’ll be talking to community members in Marjeyoun and our staff working in the field. As you hear from them, you’ll discover how child sponsorship is changing lives in the community. Joining us on this journey is none other than media personality and World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsor Owen Yap! We are thrilled to have him.

On this visit, you will:

  • Take a tour around Marjeyoun Area Programme
  • Hear from Area Programme Manager Hanna Swidan
  • Meet a community member and a sponsored child; learn about the challenges they are facing and how they are coping with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
  • Watch Owen Yap share a heartwarming moment with his sponsored child!
  • Discover how child sponsors have made an impact in this community

You don’t have to be a child sponsor to attend, so spread the word and invite your family and friends to join in as well! Don’t miss out on this eye-opening journey! Registration closes 15 Sept 2021.

Date: 19 Sept 2021 (Sunday)
Time: 3.00pm – 4.15pm
Venue: Zoom (You will receive an email containing the Zoom link and password before the event. If you do not receive the details by 5pm on 17 September 2021, please check your spam/junk folder, or drop us an email at [email protected]

*This event will be conducted in English.

Register now!

 

 

Sponsors' Visits

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, physical visits may not be possible in the near future. We will resume physical visits when it is safe for us to travel again. Stay tuned for updates!

 

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.