Sponsor a Child

A few months ago, I was reading the blog of Cay Horstmann (author of Core Java, Core JSF and many others) and came across his The OLPC and Java post.

I got an OLPC for the holiday season. No, it wasn’t for the Horstmann twins—after all, it is one laptop per child, so the child must be myself. I got it through the “give one, get one program”. For $400, I got mine and a much more deserving kid somewhere out there got one as well. (Hurry if you want to get yours—the program ends today.)

It was nice to see the BIG guys participate in such a worthy cause. And if they can do it, why can’t we?

In line with this, I would like to invite YOU (Yes you! The person reading this post) guys to participate in a similar project from World Vision. But instead of giving away laptops, you help underprivileged children get the education they have been dreaming for.

But what do you get in return? You hopefully get a BIG smile on your face whenever these little kids try to send you back a letter saying even the simplest “THANK YOU”.

PS: If you’re from the Philippines, you can also visit this alternate link.



  1. bernie said

    and it feels good to receive updates from your benefactors that they have graduated and entered another year level.

    i have been sponsoring children for at least 2 years now :)
    so i suggest to the other readers to sponsor at least one :)
    you will be helping not only the children but their family and helping them reach their dreams …

  2. dayg said

    In line with recent events, please also consider Sponsoring a Child in Myanmar.

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