SPONSOR A CHILD

Shade Children Foundation (SCF) is a non-governmental organisation in Thika, which provides vulnerable children a home and a safe place to stay for as long as they need it. The Kenyan board is not able to do this work without your help! 
You can help them by sponsoring a child or by supporting the children in general.

The Children
Most of the children will be spending a longer period of time, if not their whole youth in Shade. The children have all different backgrounds. Most of them are orphans, some could not stay with their family any longer. This because they were in a situation of abuse or not being cared for.. Almost all of the Shade children are referred to Shade Children Foundation by the Children’s Officer. SCF wants to take care of these children by providing them love, attention and a stable environment to grow up. Besides that SCF provides the children in their basic material needs, such as secure shelter, food and education. To be able to provide all of these needs, we request your help!

Several possibilities to sponsor
You can help the children by sponsoring Shade Children Foundation. We have the opinion that everybody who wants to support Shade, should be able to, no matter the monthly amount one has to offer. Several sponsors can 'adopt' a child together. The first 15 euro sponsored per child will be spend at daily life costs of the children in general. The next 10 euro will be put into a saving account in The Netherlands and will be used for costs of study for the specific child in the future. Our goal is to find one or more sponsors for every child till at least an amount of 25 euro per child.  
Good to know that it is also possible to sponsor SCF in general of course. On monthly base or whenever you want to.   
So there are several possibilities to help:

Sponsoring a specific child by one sponsor

The sponsor will transfer the amount of 25 euro monthly for a specific child. 15 euro of that amount will be spend for the children in general, 10 euro will be put into a savings account for the specific child. If you want to, you can create a personal contact by sending and receiving pictures, drawings and letters or even visit the child. Shade Children Foundation will keep the sponsor updated by mail on the developments of his/her child regularly. Of course a child will never be forced to communicate with their sponsor(s), but in general they love it.

Sponsoring a child together with other people  

The sponsor will transfer a monthly amount for a specific child. Depending the amount a child can have for example two or even four or five sponsors. Shade Children Foundation will keep the sponsor updated by mail on the developments of his/her child regularly. Personal contact is also possible, but depends on the number of sponsors and their wish to have personal contact. Of course a child will never be forced to communicate with their sponsor(s), but in general they love it.

Sponsoring Shade Children Foundation in general 

It is possible to support on a regular base or only once. If you want to sponsor Shade in general, the amount will be spend on monthly costs (food, electricity, medical costs, etc.) At this moment the monthly budget still is a big challenge and there are many other needs like providing sports activities, (replacing) furniture, etc.  It is therefor also possible to support Shade Children Foundation on monthly bases for 'general budget'. 

We monthly make a reservation to save up for the secondary school education of every child. But most of the times the costs are much higher than the amounts saved. This because of the cost of secondary education are very high. To give you an idea: the first year costs average are 1000 euro and the 2nd till 4th around 800 euro. So if you would choose to support the general education fund, or make a mixture with monthly budget, we would appreciate that very much also. 

Below you'll find the registration document to become a sponsor/Friend of Shade!

Registratie_formulier_Vrienden_van_Shade[1].pdf