Our supporters come in all shapes in forms. From the London-based professional who races on ice at the Vikingarannet to raise funds for orphans, soccer legend Luis Figo who sponsors 3 kids, built their family hut and equipped their village with wheelbarrows and our youngest UK ambassador who knocked on shop doors to sell this Xmas calendar. Our family continues to grow! This year in Portugal a premiership football club Estoril Praia decided to sponsor the lovely Cleusia, spreading the word on our charitable work their a wide fan base.
The Sponsorship programme was the backbone of our Charity when it started a decade ago in Portugal. The programme allocates a specific sponsor to each selected child securing their access to school and meals, at school or at home, through the monthly Basic Basket. Besides the material goods, the Sponsoring provides care and attention through letters, little gifts and occasional communication to extremely deprived children. It aims to initiates a long term relationship between the sponsors and the children and is run by UPG Portugal given the common bond that is the Portuguese language in Portugal and Mozambique.
The Sponsoring is massively underpinned by the Projects, launched tentatively some 7 years ago and now a fully-fledged part of our charitable work. Co-financed between UPG Portugal and ALG UK, the Projects area finances initiatives in poverty relief, infrastructure, education and sustainability. They are focused around the sponsored child and seek to invest in development and lift their whole community out of poverty.
Come and join our work, sponsoring a child or your own ALG project – welcome to our family!
ALG has been offering this festive calendar to all ALG Friends since 2011. This year, you can also print a high definition version for only 1£!