Getting to Know Your Sponsored Child
Knowing your sponsored child helps build a beautiful foundation and connection, especially when watching them grow over the years.
If you sponsor a child with World’s Children, you know that once a year you will receive the following items:
- One photo of your child each year
- One letter from your child each year
- One detailed progress report from the children’s home administrator about your child’s development over the past school year
Knowing who you support is a big deal. It is always fun to see what your sponsored child looks like, what they have accomplished in school and what activities they love to pursue when they are not in school or busy worrying about the future that lay ahead of them. For this reason, World’s Children is adding one more bullet point to the list above: a child questionnaire.
A Questionnaire You’ll Love
This year, we have created a new way for our sponsors to get to know their sponsored child. Our staff created two questionnaires (age dependent) for the children to fill out. These questionnaires ask questions about the kids life such as favorite subject in school, favorite holiday and so forth.
The questionnaires sent back to our office have been extraordinary! We are learning so much about all the children sponsored through World’s Children. Not only did the children write amazing responses but they also drew some beautiful pictures. We are so excited to share a sneak peak below!
Check Out a Few of Our Favorite Questionnaires
Child’s name: Varalaxmi
How would you describe yourself? I am active, friendly and generous in giving myself. I am good in singing, dancing and drawing. I help others who are in need of me. I am a happy person.
What is your favorite subject in school and why? My favorite subject is Telugu because it is my mother tongue and I want to become a Telugu pandit.
What is your favorite holiday and why? My favorite holiday is Diwali because I would light the lamps in the boarding and blast fire in the evening with my friends, enjoying together.
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why? I would like to travel to Goa because I want to enjoy the beach and visit famous places.
If you wrote a book, what would it be about? I would like to write a book on friends and I would mention the book name is “friends for ever”. Friends always help us when we are in need.
What does it mean to be strong, bold and beautiful? Strong describes to be healthy and fit, bold means being brave and at last beautiful means kindness, goodness, happiness.
What was the best part of your day today, tell us about it and then DRAW a picture of it below: The best part of my day today is climbing the fruit tree plucking the fruits and enjoying my classmates.
Find Varalaxmi’s full questionnaire here.
Child’s name: Ishwarya
How would you describe yourself? I am smart, intelligent, able to grasp fast, talented in drawing, dance, singing, rangoli and other activities. I am helpful to others. I am peaceful.
What is your favorite subject in school and why? I like English subject. I like to read poems and stories from my English text book. It’s international language.
What is your favorite holiday and why? I like summer holidays. It gives me a chance to relax and to spend time with my family.
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why? I like to travel to USA. It is beautiful place to see, to study and to work there.
If you wrote a book, what would it be about? I like to write a book on “kings and kingdoms”. I would like to mention about their courage, boldness and dedication to work for the people.
What does it mean to be strong, bold and beautiful?The words strong, bold and beautiful are commitment courageous dedication. Love for the people and inner strength to cope with day to day life.
What was the best part of your day today, tell us about it and then DRAW a picture of it below: The best day of today is everyday going to school through the village. I love the village life, woods, field, animals.
Find Ishwarya’s full questionnaire here.
Child’s name: Pramanjali
How would you describe yourself? I am open and honest person. I am intelligent, confident, matured in dealing with people. I am talented in dance, drawing, quizzes and other activities. I help others in their studies.
What is your favorite subject in school and why? My favorite subject is social studies. I was curious in knowing about the costume, dress, food of every state.
What is your favorite holiday and why? My favorite holiday is summer. We got a long holiday and we can take good rest and enjoy mango fruits.
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why? I would like to travel to Delhi. it is good to visit the capital city of India. I can visit Red Fort, museum, parliament, Lotus temple etc.
If you wrote a book, what would it be about? If I write a book it cartoons. Through cartoons I want to bring awareness in the people to protect the earth and planting the trees.
What does it mean to be strong, bold and beautiful? It is the strength to take up responsibility, to be creative in dealing with people and to have beauty in the character. To have good and friendly behavior with everyone.
What was the best part of your day today, tell us about it and then DRAW a picture of it below: I enjoy birthday celebration. It is being together and enjoying the company of friends and children. We set many eatables, sweets and cakes.
Find Pramanjali’s full questionnaire here.
Interested in Sponsoring a Child in Need?
If you love these questionnaires just as much as we do, please feel free to reach out about how you can become a sponsor! Or, visit the World’s Children sponsorship page below.