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Sponsor An Orphaned Child

The monthly financial support received
by each eligible child is life changing

“Did He not find you an orphan and give (you) refuge?”

– Qur’an (93:6)

The Possibilities Are Endless

We believe that when you give children the tools they need to achieve their potential, the possibilities are endless. The monthly financial support received by each eligible child is life changing. With a minimum of £55 per month, the basic needs of the child can be looked after and they are brought above the poverty line. Orphaned children, just like any other children, deserve to be given a chance. A chance to grow, a chance to discover, a chance to believe in the limitless possibilities their future can hold.

100% of your donations reach those in need.

 Providing children with financial, medical, psychological and educational support.

Over 60,000 orphaned children supported every month.

Fighting the Impact of War

Over a million orphaned children in Iraq are still suffering from the impact of war. We don’t hear much about their country in the news any more. But years of violence, political instability and poverty have cost them more than any child should have to bear.

We are Al-Ayn. We are on the ground in Iraq, currently supporting over 63,000 orphaned children across the country. Since 2003, 114,786 orphaned children have gained security, stability and long-term well-being through Al-Ayn Child Sponsorship. 52,194 of these children have completed their sponsorship programme, over the past decade. Today, 2,965 orphaned children are still on our sponsorship waiting list, hoping for support. Can you afford to help?

100% of your donations and sponsorship payments reach our orphaned children. We don’t deduct admin fees.

Choose to be part of the reason they can dare to dream, despite being orphaned and living in poverty.

Dignity. Recovery. Hope.

It doesn’t cost much to save an orphaned child from crisis. At Al-Ayn we begin with dignity.

The Al-Ayn Child Sponsorship is just £55 a month. This goes a long way in Iraq. It allows us to show orphaned children that they are valued and cared for. It allows us to engender recovery from trauma and mental health issues. It inspires hope.

Your support provides an orphaned child with urgent financial aid (in the form of regular monthly allowances), which is spent by their guardian on the essential needs of the child. Our comprehensive care system then gives the child access to medical care, mental health support, tuition, housing support and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I contact the child or directly meet them?

Direct contact is not permitted. However, Al-Ayn can facilitate a visit between the sponsor and the child at the child’s local Al-Ayn office, subject to the approval of the orphaned child and their guardian.

How much notice do I need to give to end my sponsorship?

We kindly request four months notice, to allow enough time to find an alternative sponsor.

If I Gift Aid my sponsorship, will the Gift Aid be given to the child?

Yes. Gift Aid claimed on a private sponsorship is passed on to the child.

How does group sponsorship work?

You can come together as a group to sponsor an orphaned child. For example as a student society, football team, study circle, or just as a group of friends. Please appoint a representative amongst yourselves to correspond with us, and then they would need to fill in a sponsorship form as above.

The representative would be responsible for either collecting the amount needed for annual sponsorship (£660) and passing it on to us, or collecting the monthly amount (£55) on a monthly basis. You will receive details of the orphaned child sponsored once the first payment is received.

Please contact us on [email protected] if you require further information.

How is Sponsorship Aid distributed?

Mothers (or the guardians) of the orphaned children visit their local Al-Ayn (Iraq) branch on a monthly basis in order to collect their financial aid. Collection points are designed to mimic a bank which allows the payments to be received in a professional manner where privacy is respected.

Children are encouraged to play in the play area or pick a toy from the Al-Ayn Toy Shop during this process.

This is especially important to Al-Ayn, as it allows checks to be made on the child, and the mother is able to communicate any issues or requests she may have.

In addition to the monthly allowances, orphaned children benefit from access to medical care, educational support, psychological rehabilitation where needed, and other programmes tailored to their needs.

What is the minimum period of time I can sponsor an orphaned child?

We kindly request a minimum of one year for private sponsorship, in order to be matched to a specific orphaned child.

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