Introduction
Our association put in place the fostering of children in 2009 to meet the requests of “orphanages” or better “shelters” we support. The aim is to improve living conditions of those children by allowing them to build a future essentially thanks to education and training. From 20 € per month, you may become part of a humanitarian project by helping a child. This amount is mainly meant to cover school fees (stationery and clothing) as well as for buying food and milk for the youngests. In general, the money received through the sponsoring are divided within the structure, which allows to take care of more children than that there are foster parents.

Please take note of the sponsoring chart before contacting us. Click here to read it.

Charter on fostering of children in Vietnam
Sponsoring is a deep impregnated in France’s culture. Many among us have the memory of a godfather, a godmother. Sponsorsing, subject of this charter, is a form of solidarity established to weave emotional and social links like a family. According to the needs of the child and his community, he or she profits of health care, receives a more balanced diet and has the opportunity to go to school. It is based on the values of exchange, reciprocity, mutual enrichment and on trust, it is based on a voluntary commitment.

An act of commitment
The sponsor parent has to respect conditions for a good functioning of the sponsoring, he or she commits him or herself to:
– Respect the highest discretion with regard to third parties concerning the child’s private life and especially familial and social elements of his or her life
– Maintain, as a foster parent, in a sustainable way, relations with the child in the form of correspondence, exchange of pictures or shared time during encounters
– Assure for the child, during the fostering, a stable and secure setting on the affective and material level favouring the development of his personality
– Respect the religious and cultural believes practiced by the child
– A long-time commitment
– Honourably declare to never having been condemned for breach of integrity nor morality, not having been forbidden to teach or to perform a professional or voluntary activity involving a regular contact with minors

The principle of acting
The sponsoring is set in an individualized project adapted to the child’s needs and defined with all persons concerned. Before creating the relation, the association assesses the interest of setting up the sponsoring by meeting the child as well as local people in charge or concerned social services. She informs the candidates about sponsoring in general and action or service of the association, has an interview with the candidate meant to evaluate his ability to sponsor.
After that, we will send the child’s file with his or her picture, his or her age, his or her health state, his or her familial situation, his or her favorite games, An exceptional relation between you will be born. You can exchange letters, pictures and drawings, and get to know a child in a completely different culture. Step by step, links will be woven between you and if you wish, you can visit him or her in his country.

End of fostering
In principle, the sponsoring ends when the education of the child finishes. It can also end after consultation of the association, upon the request of the child, the foster parent or the center where the child lives. We have also drawn up a charter with some rules and principles. You can download the charter by clicking here.

If you want to sponsor a child, please contact the head office of the association at:
“Les Enfants du Dragon”
73 r Roger Salengro
Quarouble 59243 (France)
Sponsoring contact : M Mme Laurence Dang

Contact with your sponsor child
Thanks to mails a durable relationship may be established between a sponsor and his sponsored ; relationship which may set the sponsorship more concrete for the sponsored child as for the sponsor and may lead at term, friendly links which will overcome the single financial frame.

For more information about the way to contact your sponsor child, click here.

In France 66% of your donations are deductible from your tax! Example: Your sponsoring will only cost 8,50€ per month instead of 25€. Every year, we will provide a fiscal receipt which will allow you to benefit from a fiscal deduction.

Testimonies: Please read by clicking on this link.