Change a Life

Sponsor a Child

We Believe

We believe that having a secure home and an education are fundamental human needs and vital to achieving economic growth and stability, and sustaining a healthy society.  Providing a child with food, clothing, healthcare and an education enables them to live in hope rather than fear, and reach their full potential— together, lifting their communities out of poverty.

Ways to Support a Child

 

Sponsor My Education

For £20 a month you can ensure that your sponsored child is able go to school. Your sponsorship covers academic materials, school uniform, extracurricular activities and basic health care, including glasses if necessary.

Sponsor Both

For £45 a month you will provide for all the physical needs of your sponsored child— not to mention the undeniable affirmation that he/she is WORTH being sponsored, loved, nurtured and provided for.  This assurance is priceless, and the love and care they feel from having their needs met is foundational to their sense of security, maturity and identity as precious, invaluable human beings.

Sponsor My Care

For £25 a month your sponsored child will have a place at Paalam Children’s Hostel— providing for her physical needs of shelter, food, clothing and basic healthcare, and as well as her emotional need for security, living in a positive and nurturing environment.

'How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.'

Anne Frank

Meet our incredible kids...

Jerome

Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Jerome is 7 years old, and lives with his parents, brother and sister in a one-bedroom home in a very poor area in the outskirts of Jaffna…

Divyan

Wattala, Sri Lanka

Divyan is 10 years old and lives with his alcoholic father and his mother who until recently was working in Saudi Arabia as a housemaid…

Angel A.

Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Angel is 9 years old, and lives with her parents and two brothers in a one-bedroom home in a very poor area in the outskirts of Jaffna…

Renisha

Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Renisha is 6 years old and lives with her mother, who has mental difficulties, her father, who has severe leg disabilities and her…

Abishek

Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Abishek is 13 years old, and lives with his parents, brother and sister in a one-bedroom home in a very poor area in the outskirts of Jaffna…

Krishanthan

Wattala, Sri Lanka

Krishanthan is now 14 years old, having started at Paalam International School at the age of five. When he developed leukemia...

 

You send £20. I receive £20.

For £20 a month you can ensure that your sponsored child is able go to school, or for £25 that she has a loving home and daily provision at Palaam Children’s Hostel. You can rest assured that 100% of your monthly donation goes to the support of your sponsored child.  All necessary administration costs (including living salaries for those in Sri Lanka who are actually caring for the children) are covered from other funds.  

For more information about how The Dust Project appropriates money given to us, click here >>

What can I expect from my Sponsorship?

Once you make your selection and fill in your details, you’ll be prompted to set up a Direct Debit or Standing Order with The Dust Project to cover the costs of your chosen child.  This will come out of your account on a monthly basis.  Quarterly, The Dust Project makes a Sterling transfer of these collective funds to Sri Lanka, which provide our Ambassadors, local employees and sister-charity The Palaam Project (click here to find out more) with the allocated funds to buy groceries, clothing, school items and other needs, as budgeted for your child. 

 

After you've signed up to sponsor a child, we’ll send you further information in the mail about him or her.  You can expect to receive a letter from your child each trimester.  We encourage you, however, to write and introduce yourself as soon as possible, as they’ll be so excited to have a sponsor! Feel free to send photos of your family, have your own children draw pictures or write letters, and begin to develop a relationship with your sponsored child.  You are incredibly special to them, and they'll treasure every word they receive from you.

 

You can post letters to:

The Dust Project

c/o Tiffany Stokely

70 Birchanger Lane,

Bishop's Stortford

CM23 5QA

and we will send them on for you.  We kindly ask that only flat mail be sent to us, as we don’t have the budget to be posting loads of gifts to Sri Lanka! 

 

If, however, you strongly desire to send a small gift or meaningful item (or simply prefer to mail your letters directly), please send them— clearly labeled with the name of your sponsored child— to one of the following addresses.

If your sponsored child is in Jaffna, please send to:

The Dust Project

'Jenny Cot'

Kopay South,

Kopay,

Jaffna,

Sri Lanka

If your sponsored child is in Wattala, please send to:

The Dust Project
22A 1st Lane,
Palliyawatta,
Hendala,
Wattala,
Sri Lanka

 

In no way is this a compulsory measure; in fact, we strongly advise that if you must send anything, send simple things they can relate to and enjoy within the context of their families and ‘sisters’ at the hostel.  Electronics, expensive clothing, ‘slime’ and things of an impractical nature don’t translate very well.  They DO enjoy things like stickers, dolls, school supplies, and small items such as marbles, bouncy balls, drawing pads, etc.  And it goes without saying, Sri Lanka is a HOT country and it takes up to 3 months to get things to the children… so chocolates and melting candies don’t bode well.

Testimonies from our Sponsors

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Sarah and Roy, trustees of The Dust Project, have been sponsoring Tharshini since she was 4 years old.  She is now 22...

Thank You

We — as the Trustees, and all who work alongside us — want to say a heartfelt THANK YOU for your selfless generosity of spirit in sponsoring your child.  We know there are countless ways to use money every month, and that to give is a sacrifice.  However, we also firmly believe that to sow into the life of another human being — who otherwise would have a very difficult time surviving, let alone thriving — is the VERY best investment you could possibly make.  Your financial support and connection will inevitably change the course trajectory of their lives, the health of their growing bodies, and encourage the stability of their growing sense of hope and self.

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