Be A Sponsor
Aside from establishing grants and scholarships, we here at One Degree Forward also hope to give donors the opportunity to independently sponsor their own child or family to serve as a long term mentor
Why Sponsors Are Important:
While there is no doubt that financial contributions towards education have the ability to literally change a person’s life, there are so many more elements to success than monetary support.
Cambodia is still an underdeveloped third world nation where the ability to succeed is frequently strained by the pressures of daily life. While the infrastructure in urban areas is developing slowly, much of the country is still rural farmland with limited resources, making what would be simple tasks by Western standards exponentially more difficult.
Aside from monetary support, a sponsor is able to provide a recipient with knowledge that has been gained from time spent living in the developed first world. While we may not realize it, we as sponsors are able to provide insight on topics such as goal-setting, personal finance, health, long-term planning, and our gift of the English language. This is not to say that we as sponsors have all of the answers, because as many sponsors will find, we can learn as much from those who we sponsor as they can learn from us.
All those who choose to sponsor a student or a family will be given direct contact information for those who they sponsor. This includes, where available, Email, phone, mailing address, or even Facebook. One Degree Forward wants to be careful not to do anything that might cause jealousy or tensions between children or within families.The arrival of money or gifts that could mark the child as specially favored must be avoided. If you wish to send money or a gift for a special occasion, please contact us directly and we well work with you on the best approach for that particular student.
Establishing and maintaining contact with the person you sponsor has long-lasting benefits for all parties involved, and we here at One Degree Forward believes that sponsors who help to mentor those who they are helping give the student the best possible chance of future success.
If you would like to sponsor a student either take a look at the One Degree Forward homepage, or contact One Degree Forward directly at email@example.com for further information.