You hear us talk a lot about how important and easy child advocacy is. In fact, it’s one of the most simple ways to make a difference in life of a child experiencing extreme poverty. Chances are, you’ve got a lot of questions about advocacy. Questions we’re here to answer. Here are some of the most common questions we get about child advocacy and .
It requires a monthly fee | FALSE! Child sponsorship costs about $30 a month, but child advocacy is FREE. The main difference is that child advocates meet the emotional needs of children, while advocates commit to meeting both emotional and physical needs like meals and healthcare.
It’s time consuming | Nothing could be further from the truth. Child advocacy requires at most 10 minutes a week. If you have the time to send a text message you have the time to be a child advocate. All you need to do send regular emails and photos using our child advocacy portal.
It’s only for adults | No, in fact, we have many teenagers and youth groups participate in our child advocacy program. This gives young people the opportunity to hone their communication skills, bless others and gain a unique worldview.
Sponsorship and Advocacy are the same | While they sound similar, there’s actually a sharp difference between the two. Aside from sponsorship costing about $30 a month and advocacy being free, the other difference between the two is that one is purely relationship based and the other is based on providing for physical needs, While the latter doesn’t require a relationship, you’re encouraged to do so in addition to providing for their physical needs.
You have to speak the language | Nope, our children are taught English and our caseworkers can help translate if necessary. So all you have to do is send your letter and leave the rest to us. We make sure your child gets the message that they’re loved and cared for.