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Sponsor a Child
The gift of sponsorship | Dr. Graham’s Sponsorship Scheme
Dr. Graham’s Homes Sponsorship Scheme is a unique instrument that empowers you to transform the future of young hearts and minds. Sponsorship creates a special relationship between you and a child you probably have never met before. Dr. Graham’s Homes offers you a chance to provide a ‘sense of security’ and ‘a sense of belonging’ to a child, and in return you will get the satisfaction of having invested in a better future for a child and for society.

The Homes offers sponsorships at two levels:

  • School Sponsorship Scheme (Part and Full)
  • Extended Sponsorship Scheme (Part and Full)
The School Sponsorship Scheme
  • The School Sponsorship Scheme was originally established to provide opportunities for poor Anglo-Indian children, the very children Dr. Graham set out to help when he established the Homes in 1900. Over the years the Scheme has helped create successful futures for hundreds of Indian children and assists them irrespective of caste or creed.
  • You can sponsor a child through School (i.e. from Lucia King to class XII) either through a part or full sponsorship.
  • The average cost of sponsoring a child at present is between Rs.76,000 and Rs.86,000 per annum.
  • The cost of miscellaneous expenses – travel, gifts, pocket money etc. – is Rs.5,000.
  • Every year the School receives applications for sponsorship for children belonging to families from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Their family incomes range between Rs.500 and Rs.3000 per month.
The Extended Sponsorship Scheme
The Extended Sponsorship Scheme was established as an instrument to provide supplementary support to children who wish to pursue further studies or vocational training. It is applicable only for those sponsored students who have completed their schooling from Dr. Graham’s Homes.

You need not have sponsored a child at school to sponsor them at college nor do you need to sponsor the same child at school and college. You may also simultaneously sponsor a child at school and college.

This Sponsorship Scheme was initiated in 2003 and has been able to provide financial and psychological support to hundreds of children.Most of the students enrol in courses in Kolkata based colleges. Sponsorship amounts range between Rs.36,000 and Rs.46,000 per annum with additional hostel fees amounting to approximately Rs.36,000 per annum.
How do you get started as a sponsor?
Write to the following address stating the approximate age and sex of the child you would like to sponsor. Ask for more information if you wish. You will be sent cases histories of the candidates for sponsorship. You can select a child from a list provided to you.
For School Sponsorships:
The Bursar, Sponsor Office , Dr. Graham’s Homes, Kalimpong

For Extended Sponsorships:
The Liaison Officer, Birkmyre Hostel,  7 Middleton Row, Kolkata 700 071

What you will receive as a sponsor:
  • Details of your sponsored child and a photograph.
  • An annual Progress Report.
  • Regular correspondence – keeping you apprised of your sponsored child’s activities and helping to create a bond of love.
  • The opportunity to visit your sponsored child at the Dr. Graham’s Homes. Most of the children refer to their sponsors as ‘aunty’ and 'uncle' and visits help to build a personal bond with him/her.
  • The feeling of joy that comes from caring and sharing.