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Child Sponsorship Makes University Dream Come Alive for World’s Poor, Says GFA World

Dec. 9, 2022

STONEY CREEK, ON — For the world’s poorest children, one thing increases their chances of graduating from university by up to 80% — being sponsored by someone in North America or other Western country.

A new report (https://www.gfa.ca/sponsor) says research conducted in six developing countries around the world over a two-year period suggests the sponsor-a-child model adopted by many leading nonprofit organizations makes “significant impacts” on sponsored children’s education, health, well-being, and aspirations.

Researchers from the University of San Francisco (USF) and University of Minnesota found sponsored children in So…


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