sponsor a child

in the career pathways program

The children below are in need of a sponsor!  

When you sign up below, put the name of the child you wish to sponsor in the designated area. If you have no preference on which child you sponsor, type "any" and we'll match you with a child.  

*******More child profiles coming soon*******

what your $35 per month covers

Your sponsor child will receive:

  • Nutritious meals

  • Education

  • English tutoring

  • Training in basic computer skills

  • Tailoring training OR Farming Skills training

When your sponsor child goes as far as possible in her/his education (based on academic performance), a plan will be developed to attend a career skills training program, or in many cases, a college degree program.  Your monthly sponsorship will then go toward those costs until she/he has completed the program and gets her/his first job.  

Your sponsorship has a life-changing impact on your sponsor child.  Because of your investment, this child has the chance to end the cycle of poverty in her/his life.  

When you sign up to become a sponsor, we'll send you a confirmation email immediately.  Then, within 48 hours, we'll send you a personal email with more detail about your sponsor child, including info about updates and the opportunity you'll have to communicate with your sponsor child.

Please Note:  There are some non-basic secondary education fees, career skills/college degree program costs, and housing costs that aren't covered by your sponsorship.  These additional costs are covered for the entire Career Pathways program through Illuminate India fundraisers, or by private donations.

Have more questions?  Click here to read a blog post answering the top 6 questions about the Sponsorship program.