Child sponsorship was the first project of the Loden Foundation. Loden started as a programme to link potential sponsors with poor children who would otherwise drop out of school just because their families could not afford their school uniform or a few books.
Loden receives applications from children, parents and guardians all year round, requesting financial support to pay for school expenses. We also work closely with focal teachers and individuals nationwide to increase our reach and ensure that the most deserving children receive support. Once we receive the application for sponsorship, our dedicated team reviews the application, paying close attention to the family’s living conditions and income level. The information is then further validated by the head of the school and the local leader in the Dzongkhag.
Your support helps purchase stationery, uniforms, shoes, sports gear, umbrellas/rain jackets, and other school-related expenses. The cost for each child is usually to the focal person, a teacher in the same school, who ensures that the money is used only for the above costs. The expenditure is further validated by submitting money receipts or bills from the shops.
Our work is two-fold: finding a sponsor or a child as requested and channelling and administering the funds efficiently. With your generous donation, we want to ensure these children continue their education and achieve their full potential.
We offer the following support schemes so that anyone can become a sponsor with us:
Once a child is enrolled in the child sponsorship programme, we want to see this through. For instance, if a child in the Pre-Primary level is accepted, we wish to support the child until s/he graduates from High School.
Therefore, we look for donors who can commit to this but appreciate any support.
When you sponsor a child with us, you are also helping their parents and raising a responsible citizen. We will communicate with you all year round to ensure that you are always aware of how your generous donation is being used.
Once you become a child sponsorship donor, you will join the Loden community and be invited to various events. Join our community now!
To sponsor a child or to apply for a sponsorship, contact our Programme Officer, Ms Pema Tshogyal, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +975-77195588