Children who age out of the orphanage system often enter the larger community without the necessary skills to provide for themselves. These youths face difficult struggles to find a job, go to school, and be independent.
In 2000, CAS created an orphan sponsorship program in Moldova to help the children facing a future without the support of a family. The Moldova Student Sponsorship Program provides financial support to young adults so they can live on their own and attend university or vocational school. Sponsors provide financial support to pay for basic living expenses while the student is enrolled in school. The support these students receive is more than financial. They receive encouragement knowing someone believes in them!
For $73 per month ($880 annually), you can provide food, clothing, transportation, shelter and educational materials. Payment may be made annually or semi-annually. Your donation is fully tax deductible and greatly appreciated by these young men and women. The sponsorship program is eligible for matching gift programs offered by many employers.
The life-changing impact of sponsorship cannot be emphasized enough—it gives these deserving students hope and a sense of worth and an opportunity to succeed.
Students in the program prepare a newsletter about their activities and communicate directly with their sponsors. Two professionals are employed in Moldova to facilitate this program. Students gather quarterly to build relationships and mentor one another.