Whatever you send to FABHD, virtually all of it goes to India – to prove that, see FABHD’s remarkably low running costs in our Financial Statement.
How you can help
Each sponsor is given the name and photo of a particular resident boy whose total costs are £276 p.a. and sponsors try to meet that target of £276 or £23 per month. Many sponsors give much more than our target £276 and the surplus is used for the benefit of the home.
By signing our Gift Aid form, sponsors need to contribute only £220 per annum or £18.50 per month, to meet our target figure. This pays for the boy’s accommodation, food, clothes, school fees, two sets of uniform, books, stationery, shoes, socks, tie, tiny pocket money (with extra for Independence Day 15th August), birthday and Christmas presents.
All boys are treated equally, so they each get similar presents on the one Birthday Day in July and at the Christmas party.
A small proportion of what sponsors give goes towards funding the following: Albella’s adjacent Bonami Primary School with its eight classes from Nursery to Class V; staff costs ; food-transporting vehicles; and the new photo and letter from the boy, together with a report from Heshron which is sent each Christmas so sponsors have the pleasure of reading about and seeing the changes in their boy as he grows up.
Sponsorship for girls
The handful of sponsors who prefer to help educate girls are also given the name and annual photograph of their own girl. As these girls are non-resident the costs are much lower, requiring a reduced annual target figure of approximately 40% of a resident.
To keep them up-to-date, free email newsletters are sent several times each year to those sponsors who have provided their email address.
How can I become a sponsor?
If you would like to become a sponsor, or are willing to help in any other way – donations are always welcome – please contact the sponsorship secretary:
Bankers order and gift aid forms can be downloaded from the Homepage.