For less than $2/day, you can feed a child three daily meals and send them to school. Education is such a priority in many Vietnamese families that they often go hungry to be able to afford school, or the oldest in the family will pass on what they've learned to younger siblings who can't go to school. An education is their key to a brighter future, and you can help make that happen. LATO identifies deserving students by taking applications requiring information on the child's family, their income and personal situations, as well as academic record. We make home visits to confirm their status, and also to ensure that the sponsorship money is going toward schooling and meal costs only.
$25/mo will pay for schooling costs
$55/mo will pay for three meals a day, tuition, and school supplies!
Once you find a child you'd like to sponsor, we will send you photos of the child and his or her family and facilitate direct communication between you and the child's family. You can make a big difference in a child's life and follow their progress.
Here's how it works:
LATO goes through a confirmation process in which after a family or child submits an application for sponsorship, we conduct unannounced home visits to confirm their family situation is what they say it is. This includes talking to neighbors, other family members, etc. This visiting of their home also continues after they are accepted, to make sure the funds are being used for the child's schooling and meals, and not for other purposes such as home improvement. While that is also important, we want to make sure that the program to send kids to school succeeds. This is also the reason why we only disburse funds monthly and not lump sum, and we also require their school grades to continue.
Our sponsors sometimes send extra money during the holidays or for no reason at all. Some of our sponsors have direct contact with the child, but most find it easier to use LATO as the go-between for communication and to send the money. We will send you pictures of your child, address and other contact info if you'd like to contact them yourself. You can also send money directly to them, or LATO can do it for you. There is no "cost" or overhead for this. All the money goes to the student. LATO absorbs the cost of running the program so that these families can fully benefit from your generosity.
Please contact us if you'd like more information or want to sponsor a child.
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