Born in Africa stimulates social and educational development in children, striving to create economically self-sustainable adults

Born in Africa stimulates social and educational
development in children, striving to create economically
self-sustainable adults

Sponsor a Child

Sponsor a child and become a Godparent or co-Godparent...

Spend only € 300 per year and we will ensure that your godchild receives a school uniform, will be monitored by a mentor on a monthly basis and get the opportunity to take part in outings, camps and the other educational activities the BIA program has to offer. Regular correspondence between our godparents and children are facilitated to ensure a positive bond between godparents and children.

If you would like to become a co-godparent you can share in the progress of one of our older students (14 years and older) who have been selected to attend local boarding schools of educational excellence. They are there as a result of their hard work, dedication, and determination.

Born in Africa assists them financially with school and hostel fees, transport, uniform, school equipment, and extra mentorship to help them with school projects, and social support.

All godparents and co-godparents are receiving the following three times a year: progress letters, school results, and information about your godchild. And of course you can visit your godchild and correspond with him/her.

Private persons in Belgium are granted tax deduction and certificates for donations of €40 and more. Entrepreneurs in Belgium, please mention your company's KBO number in the form below. This is a necessity in order to receive a tax certificate for your donation.

Sponsors from the Netherlands can also profit from a tax deduction, both for once off as periodic donations. A full tax deduction for periodic donations however can only be granted when you commit to a 5 year contract with BIA.


Your
contribution of € 300 to Born in Africa is spent as follows:

€ 260 will go to the educational costs of your godchild

-       € 80 Academic support:
School uniform (jersey, rain jacket, shirt, pants, socks, shoes, backpacks and school supplies)
Homework classes, computer classes, vocational guidance, study methods and teacher’s assistants

-       € 80 Life skills:
Educational trips and educational camps
Creative workshops (needle-and woodworking, swimming, gardening project, singing lessons, public speaking and more)

-       100 Social support:
Weekly personal mentoring
Home visits and parent meetings
Health checks with referral

€ 40 is spent on central administration and general expenses

-       1.5 full-time administrative staff

-       Editorial Newsletter and reporting to the godparents

-       Housing, general costs, postage

Kindly contact us at info@borninafrica.org if you have not had a reply within three days of submitting this form.

  • FAQ

    How do I become a godparent?

    You can become a godparent via our website

    Can I choose the child I would like to support?

    As godparent you have a choice should you prefer to support a girl...

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    How do I become a godparent?

    You can become a godparent via our website

    Can I choose the child I would like to support?

    As godparent you have a choice should you prefer to support a girl or a boy. You are also entitled to decide on the age of the child you would like to support. You can also decide whether you would like to sponsor the co-godparent program. These are students of 14 years and older who attend a more costly school where we take care of school fees, transport, hostel accommodation, uniform and stationary costs. BIA ensures regular correspondence between godparent and child.

    Because we have 400 + children in the program it is recommended that you support our co-godparent program. As mentioned above the older students’ education is expensive and we spare no costs in insuring they receive the best education available. We strive for quality instead of quantity.

    What information do I receive from my godchild?

    Once you have been acknowledged as a godparent or co-godparent you will receive an introductory letter which will include details of your godchild and photos. You will also receive detailed information on the godparent sponsoring program and our latest newsletter. Three times a year can expect a letter, picture, camp evaluations, etc. from the child your are supporting.

    How do I pay my sponsorship?

    There are three possibilities to make your payments. A monthly payment of € 25, € 75 per quarter or a yearly payment of € 300. We will however notify you shortly before your yearly contribution comes to an end with the option to renew.

    The BIA bank details are:

    Born in Africa
    Robert Dalechamplaan 4
    1200 Brussels
    BIC number in Belgium: HBKABE22
    IBAN number in Belgium: BE25 8845 0350 0182
    Name of Bank: RECORD


    Tell me more about correspondence with my godchild?

    As a godparent we encourage a personal connection between godparent and child. Three standard envelopes containing the progress of your child, photos, school results and personal letters are mailed in May, August and December.

    All correspondence runs via BIA.

    Born in Africa
    Att. (name godchild) + school
    PO Box 1674
    Plettenberg Bay
    6600
    South Africa

    Can I mail a parcel or deposit money for my godchild?

    Sure, but we would advise to send a maximum of 2 parcels per year. Perhaps one for Christmas and one for his or her birthday.

    To deposit money it is possible and we suggest you contact BIA beforehand. We will discuss with you what is most needed by the child.

    The best is to deposit the amount in the BIA account in Belgium using the reference: gift (name of child and school).

    Photos are taken when gifts are delivered and this way we ensure you share in the happiness. These photos are mailed in your next envelope.

    Is there a time limit on being a godparent?

    It is to the child’s advantage to support him or her for a minimum period of three years and we advocate this. Usually Customarily the sponsorship lasts until the child has completed his or school career. Should the student move on to tertiary studies we include him or her as part of the co-godparent program due to the high educational costs.

    It is important to stress that there are many factors at stake due to the personal nature of the program. BIA reserves the right to conclude the agreement should the child relocate to another area, or for whatever reason the child leaves the program. In such a case we will immediately notify you and give you the choice of another child. Each case is handled according to its own merits just as each child has his or her own personal needs.

    Can I visit my godchild?

    Certainly. BIA regularly welcomes godparents visiting. Kindly contact us before your visit and we will arrange the meeting at the BIA office in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. After your visit, a BIA representative can accompany you and your godchild to his or her home and this way you can meet the family.

    How does BIA run the program from South Africa?

    The Born in Africa team takes charge of all financial facets. The adoption program payments are spent on the educational and social progress of your godchild exclusively. € 300 per year is spent on the school uniform, educational camp, outings, mentorship fees and administration costs.

    The older children in the study bursary program acquire the opportunity of getting quality education and BIA takes full responsibility for their financial needs which include school uniform, school fees, hostel and transport fees as well as valuable mentorship. They are also included in our educational camps and outings.

    Am I able to terminate my BIA sponsorship as a godparent?

    Should you need to end your sponsorship due to unforeseen circumstances we kindly request you to inform us as soon as possible.

    This gives offers us the opportunity to seek new godparents for your child which will ensure stability for your child. Rest assured that your child will remain in our database until new godparents are found.

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