Sponsoring a student’s education through AAH is one of the most rewarding ways you can give. As a sponsor, you will receive a photo of your student and a short bio with information on their name, age, and school level. As part of the sponsorship relationship, you will have the opportunity for direct correspondence with your student with AAH’s help. Through shared letters and photos, you and your family will develop an ongoing relationship with your student and watch them grow personally and academically. Additional program guidelines and information on correspondence will be provided to you within 2-3 weeks of signing up as an AAH student sponsor.
What are sponsorships?
An AAH student sponsorship is a special kind of giving that creates a relationship between the donor and a student in the community in which AAH is helping to create real and lasting change. A sponsorship offers a way to form an inspiring one-to-one connection with a student. When donors become sponsors, they can form a lifelong bond that inspires and transforms an entire community. Over the years, sponsors have developed deep relationships with their students and have witnessed their growth and educational success as the student advances through primary, secondary, and post-secondary education.
Will my sponsorship connect me with an actual student?
Yes! You will be matched with a student. You will receive a photo of your student and a short bio with information on their name, age, grade, and family. Through AAH, students and their sponsors exchange letters three times per year. Sponsors can also visit the student and the community either on one of the AAH annual trips or by going as a volunteer. This allows you to interact with your sponsored student and to establish a friendship that will carry a special meaning for you both. Your contributions will be pooled with contributions from other sponsors to fund education and health programs for your sponsored student and other students in our program.
How will my sponsorship donation be used?
We strive to create lasting change for your sponsored student and their community through programs that focus on education, healthcare, and economic development. Our experience has taught us that the most effective way to help our students is by pooling your contribution with those of other sponsors and donors – rather than just giving it directly to your sponsored student. This enables your contribution to be tax-deductible and ensures that students in our school who may never have the opportunity to have a sponsor of their own will still benefit from your support and our programs.
How long will my sponsorship last?
Sponsorship are annual and can be renewed until your sponsored child graduates from post-secondary studies.