The Sponsor A Child Program connects caring sponsors in the US with individual Child Rescue Centre students in Sierra Leone. The sponsors commit to provide monthly financial support and write to the student they sponsor, to encourage them and let them know that someone is praying for their success! Through the exchange of letters and photos, sponsors and students connect on a personal level and form a bond with one another.
Getting more than 500 kids to write letters can be a challenge, especially when you consider that for most of these kids, English is their second language, but the SAC team is more than equal to the challenge. The SAC program regularly holds letter writing events at the CRC, where staff can help the students with their English and writing skills. The event opens with a song and prayer, the kids write their letters and get their photos snapped, and share a snack together. The letter events are a fun opportunity for the kids to spend time with classmates and make new friends.