Child sponsorship is a mechanism of fundraising that links sponsors with children in Cambodian communities. Through child sponsorship, ActionAid raises funds from individual supporters who want to contribute to positive change in other communities. Children are representatives of the community and they play an important role in sustainable community development. Child safety and protection is our highest priority, and all children involved in our community projects are treated with dignity and respect.
Through Child Sponsorship funding, our programme interventions are increasingly focused on addressing human rights, empowerment of poor and excluded people, and in the formation of strong community interest groups in order to address poverty and injustice. We also strive to demonstrate that our work is having a positive impact on tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice affecting the lives of poor and excluded girls and boys, women and men at local levels and that we are held accountable to them for the quality of our work and that of our partners. Our programmes activities are designed to promote personal and community learning, to strengthen capacity, and to mobilise individuals and communities to demand their rights.