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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SPONSOR A CHILD?
You commit yourself to pay a certain amount each month. Many bills have to be covered at the beginning of each term so we recommend quarterly payments. For children in nursery school and primary school, a monthly fee of $30/MONTH will cover day school fees, school books, and food. Many children have to live at school for a variety of reasons. It costs Child Africa $60 per month to give a child food, accommodation and an education.
For children in secondary school and vocational colleges; the monthly fees are $60.
If you wish to know more details about the child your sponsored child, please contact us.
WHAT DOES THE MONTHLY PAYMENT COVER?
Below school age
HOW DO I PAY?
You can pay in one of the following ways:
FOR HOW LONG DO I COMMIT MYSELF TO BE A SPONSOR?
WHAT FEEDBACK WILL I RECEIVE ABOUT MY SPONSORED CHILD DURING THE YEAR?
1. Progress Report Cards – 2 (After each semester)
2. Letters from Child – 2
Two letters from child if you chose not to correspond with your sponsored child. If you write to your sponsor child, you will receive a reply letter.
3. GDSEF Newsletter – Quarterly
4. Photographs – 2 (More on request).
If you send your child a gift (parcel or money gift), you will receive an additional photograph of your child with the gift and a thank you letter
WHY DO YOU NEED MY EMAIL AND PHONE NUMBER?
When we send notification emails regarding the sponsor child, payments etc., it happens we get emails in return, or emails are transferred to sponsor's spam folder. In case a sponsor changes the email address or is not receiving our notification emails other ways, we will try to contact sponsor by phone. Geraldine Doe-Sherif Empowerment Foundation’s administration will never contact you unnecessarily. Please provide updated email address and phone number on your sponsor profile page.
ARE MY PERSONAL DETAILS SECURE?
Yes. We are not giving away any of your information to any third party. Geraldine Doe-Sherif Empowerment Foundation is not saving any of your card details, but is using a payment service provider for maximum security for all payments.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE BEFORE I RECEIVE A REPLY TO A LETTER WRITTEN TO MY SPONSORED CHILD?
6-8 weeks; depending on the time of year the letter is send.
CAN I SEND MY SPONSORED CHILD A GIFT, CHRISTMAS, OR BIRTHDAY PRESENT?
Yes. Postage to Liberia can take several weeks. Contact administration with questions about useful items to buy, more details, or restrictions. Write your sponsor child’s name and ID number on the parcel. If the parcel has a value over 50 US dollars, you will be asked to pay customs duties on it. When you child receives his/her gift, photos will be taken and your child/family will write a thank you letter.
CAN I SPONSOR MORE THAN ONE CHILD?
Yes! You can sponsor as many as you wish!
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY SPONSORED CHILD GETS SICK?
A doctor will be contacted in the local area and your child will get treatment and medicine.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AMOUNT I CAN GIVE AS A DONATION OR TO A SCHOOL PROJECT?
We are happy for any contribution you would like to make. You can give a general charity donation of any amount of $20 or more. You can also support our school project by donating needed inventories for the classrooms or by donating rooms in the school. The prices of the inventories start from $40.
HOW CAN I SUPPORT A VULNERABLE WOMAN?
You can support a woman by sponsoring training programs to make her self-reliant; also by providing her with funds to engage in micro projects for sustainability. Your support will provide food, medication, safe drinking water, and shelter for most of the women in our program, most of whom stay at our temporary shelter centers due to domestic violence.
Thank you very much for helping children in Africa to get a good education and a better life!
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