[{"command":"settings","settings":{"basePath":"\/","pathPrefix":"","ajaxPageState":{"theme":"starter","theme_token":"hWGehYLZNM7pruRVOcMswdeGPRGyrtb0PimOpkYVnTA"}},"merge":true},{"command":"modal_display","title":"Sponsorship agreement","output":"\u003Ch2\u003EOur agreement with you as a sponsor of a child\u2019s education in India.\u003C\/h2\u003E\n \u003Ch3\u003EPartnership values\u003C\/h3\u003E\n \u003Cp\u003EWe are committed to partnering with you on the basis of our values of openness, integrity and trust. We \u2013 DFN - in the UK, will act as the channel between yourselves and our partners, Good Shepherd Schools (OMIF), who are the educational providers in India.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\n \u003Ch3\u003EChild dignity\u003C\/h3\u003E \n \u003Cp\u003EWe are committed to treat each child in the Good Shepherd Schools on the same basis regardless of their background or caste. Community leaders in India have specifically requested that values and principles underlying the educational process will be based on human worth, equality, freedom, dignity, and respect. They recognise that a school based on this worldview will give each child personal dignity, social equality and respect for others as well as empowering them in their future choices.\u003C\/p\u003E \n \u003Ch3\u003EEducation for the poor and marginalised\u003C\/h3\u003E \n \u003Cp\u003EGood Shepherd Schools are committed to provide quality education to poor and marginalised children, particularly from Dalit and tribal communities. This education will be offered from Kindergarten through to Grade Ten. It will be conducted in English, the language of opportunity and empowerment in India. OMIF would like to see the next generation educated so that inequality of opportunity will end. \n \n \u003Ch3\u003EYour financial commitment\u003C\/h3\u003E\n \u003Cp\u003EAs an educational sponsor of a child, you commit yourself to provide the agreed sponsorship money for a minimum period of 12 months. The remaining duration of a child\u2019s education will depend on their current class in the school. We are happy for sponsors to support a child in our school for as long as they are able.\u003C\/p\u003E\n \u003Cp\u003ESince your sponsorship funds our schools, the money goes to the school where your sponsored child is studying. At the outset, community leaders insisted that all students pay fees, albeit at a much reduced rate, so that their family value the education and have a sense of ownership. Your sponsorship heavily subsidises these nominal fees.\u003C\/p\u003E \n \n \u003Ch3\u003ESponsor to child link\u003C\/h3\u003E \n \u003Cp\u003EWe will ensure that each child will only be linked with one sponsor rather than having sponsorship from multiple sources.\u003C\/p\u003E \n \u003Ch3\u003EReporting\u003C\/h3\u003E \n \u003Cp\u003EStaff at the Good Shepherd schools are committed to send an annual report on each child which will be forwarded to you through our UK office. In addition you will expect to receive at least one example of your sponsored student\u2019s work each year. We also aim to send you regular Sponsorship Updates. Should a situation arise whereby the child that you sponsor leaves the school, we will endeavour to inform you as soon as possible. If you so desire, we will then give you the opportunity to sponsor another child.\u003C\/p\u003E \n \n \u003Ch3\u003EChild privacy\u003C\/h3\u003E \n \u003Cp\u003E\n We are committed to a balance between providing you with sufficient information to enable you to know something about the child you sponsor while at the same time protecting the privacy of the child. Thus the information contained on the child profiles provides enough to feel a personal link without any details that would enable personal access with the child other than through us. Please note that you must not distribute any of the information contained in the profiles, including photographs, in any format. Do not, under any circumstances, share images or information about the child via the internet (including social media). \n \u003C\/p\u003E\n \n \u003Ch3\u003E\n Child protection \n \u003C\/h3\u003E\n \u003Cp\u003E\n The children and their families should be protected from any potential inappropriate contact from sponsors or others. We ask therefore that you will not attempt to contact the child in any way, (e.g. social media, phone, email, letters, parcels, unplanned visits etc.) other than through DFN in the UK. \n \u003C\/p\u003E\n \u003Ch3\u003E\n Opportunities to visit your sponsored child\n \u003C\/h3\u003E\n \u003Cp\u003E\n Bearing in mind the privacy and security issues, if the opportunity arises we would be happy for you to visit your sponsored child under certain conditions. We would ask that all the arrangements for the visit be made through the UK office staff that will coordinate this with our Indian partners. They will work out the appropriate schedule with you. Any visit so planned will be accompanied by our Indian staff who will do all they can to ensure the best possible experience. We would ask that during any visit you will agree not to disclose that you are the sponsor of a particular child. In this way all the children in a class benefit from your visit and issues of jealousy and disappointment are avoided. \n \u003C\/p\u003E\n \u003Ch3\u003E\n Changes \n \u003C\/h3\u003E\n \u003Cp\u003E\n In order to maintain the best possible experience for both our children and sponsors, we will continually monitor the sponsorship agreement and policies. Should we realise that change is needed, we reserve the right to make appropriate changes in both policy and procedures at any time.\n \u003C\/p\u003E"}]