Sponsorship

What the girls have said …….

 
 

Sponsorship

We are looking for two types of sponsors :

  • As an individual, sponsor a girl through the four years of her secondary education in one of two ways
  • £350 a year for four years pays for her school fees. The money you donate goes straight to the school that she attends
  • £700 a year for four years pays for her school fees as above, and also covers the costs that we incur to mentor and support the girl

As a corporate, sponsor the costs that we incur to mentor and support all the girls, which marks us out as unique. Any donation would be welcomed. The total cost of this work is £50,000 per annum

 

How do we select the girls ?

Our aim is to identify bright girls from disadvantaged backgrounds; girls who hopefully have the ability to win a place at university. Understandably, demand for a sponsored place at school is high. Our selection process aims to identify the girls who truly come from financially needy families and those who we believe have the academic ability to benefit from a sponsored place. The process is managed by the Programme Manager, with the involvement of some of the local trustees:
  • We go to the five schools that we work with soon after the new Form 1 girls arrive at school and ask the schools to give us a list of the girls whose families are struggling to pay the school fees
  • We ask each of the girls on this list to complete an application form which tells us about their family situation
  • Our Programme Manager interviews the girls and takes off the list any girls who do not seem genuinely needy
  • One of our Trustees and the Programme Manager interview the short listed candidates for a second time. This time we are looking to confirm the girl's poverty and also to assess how she has settled into secondary school. Is she likely to make the most of the chance ?
  • We make offers to the strongest 30 candidates that we see across the five schools
 

What happens next ?


  • We meet the parents or guardians of each girl that we have selected to ask for their commitment to support and encourage their daughter, and also to ask for their commitment to Precious Sisters as we mentor and guide their daughter
  • We write to potential sponsors, telling them all that we have learned about a girl and inviting them to sponsor her

 

How will you be kept informed of the progress of the girls that you are sponsoring ?

  • Once a sponsor has agreed to support a girl the Programme Manager will write to the sponsor after the end of every term with the following :
  • A copy of the girl’s school report
  • A letter from the girl
  • An information sheet that we build up about each girl with details of all the interactions that we have with her
  • A letter from the Programme Manager with a general update on all the activities of the charity

As a sponsor you are free to write to the girl that you sponsor by sending emails to the Programme Manager who will pass on your message to the girl

 

What our sponsors have said