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Sponsoring gives you the opportunity to help out in a small way every month which, in the long term, achieves great things. Sponsorship is about supporting a specific, ongoing area of Blue Dragon’s work, getting regular feedback about what’s happening, and seeing the impact of your donation over time.
What is the cost of sponsorship?
Blue Dragon offers different types of sponsorship, each with a different type of impact and at a different cost. Sponsorship options range from $16 per month ($192 per year) to $55 per month ($660 per year). All of the options and their costs are explained on our website.
How will my sponsorship help children in Vietnam?
Sponsorship can help disadvantaged children in Vietnam in many different ways. Your support can give children access to tertiary education, nutrition, sport, and empowerment. We aim to get numerous sponsors involved so we can make a big impact in each of these areas.
Can I choose the age or gender of the university student I sponsor?
Yes, you are welcome to do so if you wish.
What do I receive as a sponsor?
You will receive multiple updates during the year. These can include stories, photos, videos, news, reports, and updates on events. More detailed information about each sponsorship option is available at on the sponsorship page.
Will I be the only person sponsoring a university student?
Yes; each student has just one sponsor. For other forms of sponsorship, such as nutrition, utilities, girls’ empowerment or sponsoring Blue Dragon United Football Club, there will be more than one sponsor supporting each option.
How do I arrange payment for my sponsorship?
The best way to donate depends on where you are based in the world. Our donate page has all the information you need to make a donation.
Are my donations tax-deductible?
Blue Dragon has tax deductibility in Australia, America and Switzerland. Blue Dragon is also eligible for GiftAid in the UK.
Can I write to those I sponsor?
We generally don’t encourage this as the cost of translation and administration cuts into what we can spend on the children. However, from time to time we have been able to send a letter or postcard; just drop us a line in advance if this is something you want to do.
Can I send gifts to those I sponsor?
To keep the sponsorship fair for all, and to keep our administrative costs to a minimum, we don’t facilitate the sending of gifts. However, if the student or group you sponsor has a special need we can let you know and invite you to assist.
Are visits allowed?
We welcome visits to our centre in Hanoi. We normally don’t facilitate visits to the provinces as those who are sponsored and their families may feel overwhelmed or embarrassed to have a foreigner visit their home. There are also issues around child protection and privacy; and with individuals living in rural areas, visits can be logistically very complex.
What happens if I have to stop my sponsorship?
Sometimes sponsors cannot continue their support and have to stop or take a break. In these cases, we look for new sponsors to keep up the support to the children you have been helping.
Where do the university students come from?
Sponsored students come from very poor rural areas all around the country, although some students are also from Hanoi. They are from disadvantaged families who would not be able to send their children to university without support. They attend university in cities from south to north Vietnam.
What is your child protection policy?
How can I change the way I pay my sponsorship donation?
All of the details about the different ways to donate can be found on our donate page. Feel free to write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Sponsorship means changing lives
Sponsorship is about supporting a specific, ongoing area of Blue Dragon’s work, getting regular feedback about what’s happening, and seeing the impact of your donation over time.
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