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The power to choose in a child's hands.
Some children wait years to be chosen by sponsors. But what would happen if, instead, they got to choose? For the first time, the power to choose is in a child's hands. The power to take hold of their future, to create change in their own lives, and to transform their community.
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Chosen™ is a child's unique opportunity to transform their life - and yours. See what happens when a child, like Jessica,chooses youas their sponsor.
"He is a doctor, and that's why I like them, and they are all smiling. I saw many but have chosen the best! I love you!"- Milli, 5, Bangladesh
5-year-old Milli doesn't know for sure if her sponsor is a doctor, but because his shirt is tucked in, and he wears glasses, she assumes that he is. Choosing her sponsor has empowered Milli to follow her own dream of one day becoming a doctor. She sees her own family in the photo she chose, "I love them because they have three in the family and we have three in the family. They have a daughter, and I am a daughter."
Why Milli chose her sponsor
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Frequently asked questions about Chosen™ and child sponsorship
What is a choosing event?
A choosing event is an empowering experience where children come together in their community, and for the first time, get to choose a sponsor. Photos that sponsors have submitted are displayed and they are invited to choose their sponsor from the selection of photos. After choosing, they write a letter to their sponsor letting them know why they chose them.
Your money does not go directly to your sponsored child, or their family, but enables World Vision to work with their entire community to have an even bigger impact and make long-term sustainable change for everyone. As a member of this community, your sponsored child receives the benefits of this incredible change and their own lives are transformed. You can still however send your child letters, photos and gifts.
If you don't want to wait for our next Chosen™ event before sponsoring a child, you can choose a child to sponsor immediately. There are children around the world waiting to be chosen by you. Choose a child to sponsor to start your sponsorship journey today.
How long will my sponsorship last?
In most cases, it will be throughout their childhood and into their teens. Most children will be in the sponsorship programme until their community has begun to reach most of its goals, and become self-sustainable. As a project comes to a close we will let you know of the achievements in the community so you can celebrate with us.