Q. What will you receive as an orphan sponsor?
A. Upon sponsoring a child, you will receive an orphan pack that contains information about the child and a recent picture. Thereafter you will receive an annual feedback report updating you on the child’s circumstances, their performance at school as well as a new picture.
Should you wish to be in contact with the child you are sponsoring more frequently, Muslim Hands Canada recommends sending letters. For more information on sending letters please read the question below.
You can also request an update on how your sponsored orphan is getting on by sending an email to [email protected]. Please include your donor ID and orphan ID within the email.
Q. How can I contact my sponsored orphan?
A. We recommend regular communication with your sponsored child, with letter writing being the preferred way. The process is as follows: simply attach a letter to an email, e.g. in Word, and we will get it across to the orphan carer. You should email us on [email protected] including your donor ID and orphan ID.
When the child replies with a letter, we will send it across to yourself via email. We do recommend that letters are written in simple English so that they can be communicated effectively.
Q. How long is the orphan sponsorship programme?
A. The programme ends once a child reaches 18. This means orphans will be supported until the end of their academic year (so in some instances may turn 19) so as not to cause too much disruption to their studies.
Q. How is my sponsorship money spent?
A. From the $39 a month received from your generous donations, Muslim Hands Canada sends $31.20 to the school the orphan is attending. Where the orphan goes to a non-Muslim Hands school, the orphan guardian is given the money and entrusted with ensuring the orphans needs are covered. This amount covers various aspects such as school fees, school uniforms for the year, books and stationary, medical and health checks, food and where possible, transport.
The remainder is retained at our field offices for project delivery and for future fundraising and marketing.