Sponsorship Update

Our team at Child Impact has become increasingly aware that our current sponsorship rates have not kept pace with inflation. The leaders of the schools we support inform us that the sponsorship funds are falling short of what is needed. It has been several years since there has been an adjustment due to inflation. We try to hold costs down as much as possible but have come to the place where an increase in sponsorship rates is required to keep the schools open, maintain reasonable teacher-student ratios, and to ensure students receive the nutrition necessary to focus on their studies.

We have decided to reduce the number of sponsorship categories to two: Day Students and Boarding Students.

Current Day & Day+ Sponsors

DAY: Your rate will increase from $25/mo. to $32/mo. beginning in July 2022.
DAY+: Your rate will remain the same at $32/mo. No change is required.
Note: The current DAY+ category includes a meal (that is what the + means). Our goal is for every school that can provide a meal or nutritious snack to begin doing so for ALL sponsored students. Child Impact will provide a subsidy for schools that need additional financial support to provide a meal or snack through our Rice, Health, and Education Fund.

Current Boarder & Boarder+ Sponsors

BOARDER: Your rate will increase from $38/mo. to $45/mo. beginning in July 2022.
BOARDER+: Your rate will decrease from $48/mo. to $45/mo. No change is required.
Note: A BOARDER receives housing, tuition, plus meals. The BOARDER+ designates our special needs students. We have reduced this rate, not because our costs have gone down, but to simplify our sponsorship to two categories. The real costs of supporting a special needs child (Blind, Deaf, Orphans) is around $100 per child. Rather than setting such a high sponsorship rate, we have decided to subsidize this amount through our Blind, Deaf, and Orphan fund. For those already paying $48/mo., we hope that you will continue to do so, and we will transfer the additional $3/mo. per child into the Blind, Deaf, and Orphan fund. Child Impact will emphasize this critical fund during our Christmas appeal every year.

If you are not able to continue sponsoring your child(ren) at the adjusted rate, please call our office at (423) 910-0667. We can explore other options with you like the Where Needed Most Fund so that we can continue serving all the children in our sponsorship program. Please be patient with us in the process as Child Impact implements this change. We are here to serve these precious children as effectively as possible. Again, thank you for your generous support that provides hope every single day.

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COVID-19 Prayer Guide

Prayer is too important to neglect during this time of uncertainty caused by the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic. We humbly ask you to join us in prayer to declare our dependence on God, ask Him to intervene and heal the sick, and pray for opportunities to serve others.
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Child Impact in Myanmar with Ted Wilson, Adventist Church President

Child Impact International’s CEO Jim Rennie accompanied Pastor and Mrs. Wilson part of the trip. Pastor Wilson was impressed to learn that Child Impact sponsors nearly twenty percent of the children at the seminary, and stated that he is grateful for the services provided by Child Impact and its sponsors in countries like Myanmar.
Blind boy Ajith in India

Meet Ajith from the deaf school

Follow Ajith as he gives you a tour of his school, home, and community. First he will take you to the Adventist School for Speech and Hearing Impaired and show you where his ninth-grade classroom is. Then you’ll get a glimpse of Ajith getting his meal during lunch time. After school is over, he will take you to a small village near Kollegal, state of Karnataka in India, and show you the house he lives in.

First graduating class of Speech and Hearing-Challenged

It was a proud moment for all to witness the graduating ceremony of six students with speech and hearing challenges receiving their Bachelor of Commerce degree from Lowry Adventist College in the presence of their college family, parents, relatives and friends on April 7, 2018. They are the first class of speech and hearing-challenged students from our Child Impact School for the deaf in India.
family from Yoana Kota village

Yoana Meets His Sponsors

The Kota family had lived in a mud brick home that started falling apart and was no longer safe for the family to live in. The father built a small thatched hut home until they could afford something better. Yoana’s parents were day laborers and barely earning enough to provide for their family. Paying school tuition was out of the question.

Sunrise Home Is Growing

The local government is asking Sunrise Home to help with very young children who have been abandoned by their families on the edges of towns and in the tribal forest areas. These children have been neglected and left to run wild. As such,when they arrive at Sunrise Home they must be taught basic hygiene, clothing, and even how to eat from a plate.