Through the Sponsor-a-Child program, YERO aims to facilitate the children’s entry to local schools, provide them with school uniforms and educational needs and to monitor their progress. It seeks to achieve this by providing assistance with homework, summer activities, other extra curriculum activities and English and computer courses.
YERO also operates a clinic to provide medical care for the children and their families. Currently YERO has 440 children registered at its centre of whom only 254 are already sponsored.
Only children whose families income is below the local subsistence level and meet the following criteria are put forward for sponsorship:
- The family is unable to pay school fees, uniform and other school requirements
- The children have to work to support their families