Fund a Scholarship

When you invest in a scholarship for a child, you help build a hopeful future by providing everything the child needs to get a quality education that will prepare them for life.

Vania

Vania

Age 9
Grade 5
Birthday: March 19, 2008
Country: Paraguay

Paula Otazu

Paula Marisol

Age: 8
Grade: 3
Birthday: May 11, 2009
Country: Paraguay

A picture of Benjamin, a boy in the Generation Rising scholarship program

Benjamin Moises

Age: 4
Grade: Pre-School
Birthday: February 1, 2013
Country: Paraguay

Mauricio

Mauricio Ezequiel

Age: 12
Birthday: Feb 12, 2005
Grade: 7
Country: Paraguay

Vania

Age 9
Grade 5
Birthday: March 19, 2008
Paraguay

Vania attends the 5th grade at the Piedra Viva School in Paraguay. Most of the students at the school come from rural households where the income is very low.

Vania is a tender, loving and cheerful girl. She likes to come to school and enjoys sharing with her classmates. She is attentive, disciplined and completes her tasks on time and with great effort.

Her family lives in a rented three-room place together with their grandmother. Although both parents work, the income is barely enough to cover all the household expenses. They value the education of Vania very much and want the best for their daughter.

Vania is a very happy child and loves going to school.

Fund Vania

Paula Marisol

Age: 8
Grade: 3
Birthday: May 11, 2009
Paraguay

Paula is in the 3rd grade at the Piedra Viva school in Paraguay.

When she was only 18 months old, her mother passed away after battling cancer. Six months after her mother’s death, her father abandoned her, leaving her with her aunt, who had looked after her during the time of her mother’s disease.

Four years ago her aunt married and now Paula lives with her grandparents, another aunt and two cousins. She is a beautiful girl who is tender, loving and very quiet.

Paula has older siblings but after her mother’s death they were all dispersed and she does not see them very often.

Fund Paula

Benjamin Moises

Age: 4
Grade: Pre-School
Birthday: February 1, 2013
Paraguay

Benjamin is in pre-school at the La Amistad School in Paraguay.

He is a healthy boy and lives with his parents and his brother in a small one-bedroom house that the whole family shares.

Benjamin’s parents do everything they can to provide for their family. His dad is a guard at a local business and mostly works during the night, which often worries the family. Their income is very low and they struggle to get by, which is why they are so happy that Benjamin is in the scholarship program.

Benjamin loves playing soccer and likes everything related to animals.

 

Fund Benjamin

Mauricio Ezequiel

Age: 12
Birthday: Feb 12, 2005
Grade: 7
Paraguay

Mauricio is a healthy child who always has a smile on his face. He lives together with his parents and brother Leonardo in his grandparents’ house, along with an aunt and her daughter. They sleep all together as a family in the same room.

His grandmother is already very old and she is in a wheelchair. Mauricio helps his mother to clean the house and to take care of his grandmother.

Mauricio’s parents earn low salaries and the income is not enough to make ends meet. Mauricio enjoys sitting down with his family and talk about what happened during the day. In the afternoon he likes to play soccer or with marbles with his neighbors.

Fund Mauricio

How the program works

Generation Rising’s scholarship program helps children living in poverty get a quality education while introducing them to the love of God.

Every child has been given talents – but not every child has an opportunity to use them.

For $50 a month, you can help a child build a hopeful future.

Here’s how it works:

  • Children attend a Christian school where they not only find dedicated teachers, but also people who care for them deeply
  • Children receive after-school help and tutoring as needed
  • Children enjoy a daily healthy nutritional supplement
  • Children receive regular health check-ups
  • Children participate in sports, field trips and art programs where they get to be just kids
  • Children find hope in learning about the love of God
  • Parents of the children attend meetings where they learn about conflict resolution, financial literacy, health, hygiene, family life and civics.

Your experience

When you provide a scholarship for a child, you’ll witness how your help changes their life. You’ll receive:

  • A photo of your child and information about his or her family, school and community
  • Two updated pictures and reports per year informing you on how your child and his or her family are doing

Your relationship with your sponsored child can change their life – and yours, too. You can:

  • Write your child and send a photo, card or present
  • Pray regularly for your child and their family
  • Meet your child on a Generation Rising learning trip or an individual visit

Scholarship FAQs

How does my scholarship help the child?
Your scholarship helps a child get a quality education that introduces him or her to the love of God. Together with the parents’ contribution, it covers everything needed for the child to learn – from a uniform and textbooks to teacher training and school development.

Why do you call it a “co-investment” with the child’s family?
Because the parents of the student you support also contribute financially to the education of their child according to their means. Their contribution is often only a small amount, but it provides dignity for the parents when they know they are actively engaged in the education of their child and helping provide a better future.

Can I send letters to the child I support?
Yes, please do! It’s a rewarding experience and builds a friendship that lets the child know someone cares for them.

What should I write about?
Please keep your letters brief, warm and friendly. We will need to translate them, so please also write clearly.

  • Write about your family – and include a photo!
  • Write about the seasons — most children in our program have never seen snow and are fascinated by other countries
  • Acknowledge the child’s family
  • Write about how you’re thinking of them and praying for them
  • Encourage them in their school work
  • Consider including a small gift that fits in an envelope – stickers, photos, booklets and bookmarks are ideal.

Where do I send the letters for the child I support?
Please mail your letters to Generation Rising. We will then translate them and send them to our local coordinators who will deliver them to your child directly.

Because the mail system in the countries we work in can sometimes be very slow, please allow for at least two months before you’d like the letter to arrive.

Can I send a gift to the child I support?
Because of the high price of shipping to Latin America, we recommend that you make a donation to Generation Rising. Our in-country staff will then use your money to buy a gift for your sponsored child locally.

If you would like to send a special gift for your sponsored child, please contact us.

Can I visit the student I support?
Yes! A visit to the child is a rewarding way to see the benefits of your contribution – and a meaningful experience for the child you are supporting. Contact us at least three months before your intended departure date. To begin coordinating your visit, please contact us at scholarships@genrising.org or 204-415-6836.

You can also visit your supported child on one of our yearly learning trips.

Can I stop my scholarship?
You can stop funding your scholarships at any time. Please contact us at least two weeks before your next monthly payment at scholarship@genrising.org or 204.415.6836. We will continue supporting the child in our program until we can find another supporter to fund the scholarship.

What if my supported child leaves the program or graduates?
When your child leaves the program or graduates (congratulations on helping them get there!) we will send you a report explaining their situation and why they no longer receive a scholarship.

With your permission, we will also assign a new student to you to prevent a delay in helping another child. If you would prefer to stop your scholarship altogether or select a different child, please contact us at scholarship@genrising.org or at 204.415.6836.

About Generation Rising

Creating gateways out of poverty through education

Generation Rising is a registered charity in Canada and a certified 501(c)(3) organization in the USA committed to helping children in poverty get off the streets and into a classroom to get a quality education that introduces them to the love of God. We envision a world in which every child has the opportunity to build a hopeful future.

We partner with local churches in Latin America to build schools, create education programs, provide child scholarships and help equip families and parents through social programming.

Every dollar of your scholarship contribution goes towards the education of the children in our programs. Learn more about our approach