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Your gift gives children and their families dignity by providing education and healthcare.

*Please note that by giving a donation here, you are not signing up to provide a scholarship for a child. To provide a scholarship, please visit our sponsor a child page.

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Give the Gift of Dignity.

Your gift gives children and their families dignity by providing education and healthcare.

*Please note that by giving a donation here, you are not signing up to provide a scholarship for a child. To provide a scholarship, please visit our sponsor a child page.

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Search for a Child

38 children are waiting for a scholarship

Deeksha

Deeksha

Female, Age 6 | Birthday: October 16

Days waiting: 371

Sanskriti

Sanskriti

Female, Age 8 | Birthday: January 26

Days waiting: 371

Kalyani

Kalyani

Female, Age 10 | Birthday: August 25

Days waiting: 371

Manshi

Manshi

Female, Age 10 | Birthday: September 14

Days waiting: 371

Deepansha

Deepansha

Female, Age 10 | Birthday: November 28

Days waiting: 371

Rakshitha 1

Rakshitha

Female, Age 6 | Birthday: January 27

Days waiting: 371

Why Scholarship?

For $33 a month, less than the cost of your daily cup of coffee, you can help build a brighter future for a child. Your support provides an educational scholarship for a child that includes the cost of school fees, teacher’s salary, uniform, school supplies, and textbooks.

Without the opportunity of an English-language education, many of these children will likely encounter the same fate as their parents, forced to perform menial, degrading work and barely able to provide for themselves and their families.

Their only hope for freedom, empowerment, and personal dignity is through the power of education and the gift of an educational scholarship.

Their hope is YOU.

Yes, I want to provide a scholarship
What You’ll Receive

When you provide a scholarship, you’ll receive the following:

  • A photo and a profile of the child you support
  • Facts about the scholarship program
  • An annual activity sheet prepared by your sponsored child as well as a term report about their academics
  • If you choose, you can request to receive prayer updates that are sent out by email four times a year

Why Our Schools Are Different

We establish our own schools and the curriculum is taught by qualified teachers and support staff.

Most child sponsorship programs do not run their own schools.

Our schools are community-based and are established at the initiation of community leaders.

Our primary focus is children born into the lowest ranks of South Asia’s societal hierarchy. We do not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or any other basis.

Our schools offer education in English at the request of community leaders.

Most government schools only offer education in the local language. Education in English opens doors to university entrance and enhanced job opportunities.

Our schools provide an environment and context

in which students are taught the equality of all human beings—a concept they likely have not encountered before.

Our schools have government accreditation,

which give students the certificates necessary to advance to higher education and other opportunities.

Scholarship FAQs

Dignity Freedom Network Canada is committed to providing a high-quality education to children who otherwise would not receive this education due to marginalization or poverty. Thank you for standing with us in this endeavour. Please find answers to common sponsorship questions below.

What does my scholarship provide?

Your monthly scholarship gift contributes to the cost of school fees, teacher’s salary, uniform, school supplies, and textbooks. Your scholarship provides a way out of the injustice of poverty, discrimination and oppression, giving a child and their family a new hope for the future.

What do I receive as a sponsor?

When you provide a scholarship, you’ll receive the following:

  • A photo and a profile of the child you support
  • Facts about the scholarship program
  • An annual activity sheet created by your supported child as well as a term report about their academics
  • If you choose, you can request to receive prayer updates that are sent out by email four times a year.

Can I write my child?

At present, our scholarship program does not provide an opportunity to write the child you are supporting. However, you will receive an academic term report as well as an activity sheet created by your child once a year.

What is my role when I provide a scholarship?

By supporting his or her education, you have given a child the “keys to freedom”. This opens the door to opportunities they would never have dreamed possible.

What if my child drops out of school?

Some children, due to a variety of circumstances, may not remain in school through to graduation. If this should happen, and your child leaves the program, you will be notified and a new child will be assigned to you. While it is always disappointing to lose a relationship with a child—even the short time you have cared for them with the gift of education, and the knowledge of their inherent dignity and worth, will make a lasting difference in their life.

Does a scholarship make a difference?

By the very nature of our English education program and a worldview that emphasizes their inherent dignity and worth, we are preparing marginalized children for leadership in the future—leadership that will have an effect on their own communities. English education gives them the tools to access post-secondary education, the job market and choose careers never available to them previously. Hope grows and spreads among whole communities when their children are equipped with the tools for a better life and are thriving in a positive, encouraging atmosphere.

What values are taught at the school?

One of the most important parts of the education curriculum is providing the children with an understanding of their inherent dignity and worth. National Indian staff teach students a Christian worldview, which includes bible stories, songs, and prayer.

How do Good Shepherd Schools compare with other schools?

We establish our own schools and maintain the management of these schools through responsible national personnel, while the curriculum is taught by qualified Indian teachers. Most rural government schools do not teach English, and education is not always a high priority. Good Shepherd Schools provide education in English as well as in their native language.

How do you ensure financial accountability?

Dignity Freedom Network is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency, working through its representative in India, Operation Mercy India Foundation (OMIF). OMIF runs the Good Shepherd Schools. Scholarship funds are applied to your child’s tuition account and are used to pay for their education at a Good Shepherd School. Income tax receipts are issued under Registered Charity No. 844803544 RR001. Dignity Freedom Network Canada is audited annually by an independent accounting firm. Financial statements are available upon request.