With CINI Australia you can sponsor a Mother and Her Baby or Educate A Child. Both reach communities in need, providing support that is otherwise not available. You will learn more about their lives through annual progress reports.
Starting in pregnancy , you will help a young mother when she most needs it. You will be by her side her until her baby is two years old for $15 a month.
The most effective way to give a child the best start in life is through its mother. Good antenatal care means healthier mothers, better birth weights, good nutrition and resistance to childhood illness. CINI aims for babies to weigh at least 2500gm and be born in hospital, the safest option. In Australia 2.5kg is considered under weight but in India this will improve the babies chance of survival.
A local health worker, or women’s self-help group member, makes regular visits to the mother and her family, encouraging good antenatal care, a nutritional diet with locally available produce. Husbands and mothers-in-law learn the importance of support for mothers in pregnancy and with her new baby. Intergenerational change begins as families witness the improved health and survival of babies and mothers.
You will receive three progress reports during your 30 month sponsorship. . The first has background information about the mother; next is a photo and news of the baby’s birth a finally a report when the baby is 2 year old.
Choose (i)$15 a month for 30 months or (ii) $15 a month to continue until you cease payments, or (iii) full amount of $450 for 30 months
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Educate A Child
Your sponsorship will help an ‘at risk’ child to succeed at school and provide them with a safe place to learn and play for only $10 a month.
Topsia is one of Kolkata’s an inner city slum districts where the CINI works with disadvantaged and vulnerable children. Families survive here through leatherwork, rag picking, bag making, plastic work and other difficult, low paid insecure work. Education takes second place in the battle to earn an income. Many children are first generation school goers and CINI’s primary objective is that they complete elementary education. The children are eager to learn and understand that education is an important step on their path out of poverty. Adolescents become role models for younger children and advocates for change in their community.
Your contribution will help support education “safe spaces” and the 25 children who attend. They are simple venues, usually a room contributed by a local club where the children, can play, create and learn in safety. They get the extra support they need to succeed at school. CINI trained teachers do important outreach work to the surrounding families and assists] under resourced schools to create a child friendly environment.
You will receive two reports of the child’s progress at school.
Choose monthly or one off payments
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