Give a Future
100% of SPONSORSHIP DONATIONS
go to school fees, room & board
Child survivors of slavery, and kids born into brothel communities, are destined to grow up and repeat the cycle unless they are given education to build a different kind of life. Made By Survivors’ supports the education of 250 child survivors and high risk kids to attend school, many for the first time in their lives. We are committed to helping these children continue their education through high school and even college.
We have learned that educating a child through grade 10 all but ensures that she will not be trafficked into slavery or re-trafficked. Some of the children in our education programs were once enslaved in brothels for sexual exploitation. Others labored in quarries or brick kilns, or as domestic servants. Some are the children of slaves, growing up in red light areas.
Sponsorship costs only $30 a month. Donors can sponsor children through monthly payments, or through a one-time donation of any amount to our Education Fund. It costs $30 a month ($360 a year) to sponsor a child for a year.
Kids from the red light area are extremely stigmatized and often cannot attend school near their homes.
ROOM & BOARD
Governments often pay only $1 a month, or nothing, to house trafficking survivors. Sponsorship donations help bridge the gap.
PLUS uniforms, lunch, school supplies, arts workshops, and tutoring
APPLE OF GOD’S EYE, NEPAL
Our 30 sponsored kids at Apple of God’ Eyes in Kathmandu live in family-style homes that provide care to 180 children. Most of these children study at the Apple of God’s Eyes Academy, which opened its doors in April 2009
NIJULOY HOME, CALCUTTA
Nijuloy houses 100 survivors and girl children from the Sonagachi red light district. We sponsor 25 Nijuloy girls to attend good quality schools near the shelters and also contribute to their shelter room and board.
Ektara is located in Topsia slum, near the railway tracks, along which many of our sponsored children live in tarpaper shacks or 10 to a room in crumbling apartment buildings. Girls in this community were not traditionally sent to school.
JALPAIGURI, WEST BENGAL, INDIA
Our newest sponsorship program, launched in spring 2013, supports girls at the Women’s Interlink Foundation shelter. The survivors are currently housed in rented premises, while we raise funds to construct a new shelter for them (our Free Forever Campaign).
PRINCESS HOME, KATHMANDU
The Princess Home was originally established by Ranjit & Sarah Kunwar in a room of their church on a shoestring budget, to care for street children, and kids at risk. The home now houses 30 girls. In 2010, ten Princess girls enrolled in school for the first time, with sponsorship from Made By Survivors. Two are now in college.
FREEDOM SCHOOL II, VARANASI, INDIA
The 48 children in the Freedom School used to work alongside their parents in quarries or farms working off ‘debts’. Thankfully, we are partnering with an amazing local organization called MSEMSV which rescues entire communities from slavery. We are providing 3 year school sponsorships to all formerly enslaved children in the village.
Quarterly updates about their sponsored child and other children in his/her sponsorship group
Photos and reports from staff visits to sponsorship program
Letters or cards from your sponsored child
Progress reports and report cards
Best of all, you will share the joy of watching a child grow up in safety and freedom