NewDawn India operates a sponsorship scheme and many of the children who live in the slum are sponsored, enabling them to receive a well-rounded education. The support and encouragement that the children receive through sponsorship is invaluable to them as they battle the caste system and work to achieve academic or vocational qualifications.
Sponsors support the children by giving a monthly donation and, more importantly, sending cards and postcards with messages of encouragement throughout the year. The children write letters two or three times a year and sponsors are also kept updated by the sponsorship secretary when there is any additional news about their child.
All personal data of sponsors is held securely in the UK and children’s letters are received by NewDawn India and then forwarded.