Author Watson, Brad, ed
Title Child sponsorship [electronic resource] : exploring pathways to a brighter future / Edited by Brad Watson, Matthew Clarke
Imprint Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan : [distributor] Not Avail, 2014
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 272 p. : 24 figures
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Epublication based on: 9781137309594
1. Introduction to Key Issues in Child Sponsorship-- Brad Watson and Matthew Clarke 2. Origins of Child Sponsorship: Save the Children Fund in the 1920s-- Brad Watson 3. A typology of Child Sponsorship Activity-- Brad Watson 4. Issues in Historic Child Sponsorship-- Brad Watson, Harwood Lockton and Manohar Pawar 5. Excellence or Exit: Transforming Save the Children's Child Sponsorship Programming-- Amy Jo Dowd, Celine Gustavson and Earl Moran 6. Child sponsorship and rights-based interventions at Plan: Tensions and synergies-- Han Dijsselbloem, Justin Fugle and Uwe Gneiting 7. World Vision - Moving sponsorship along the development continuum-- Brett Pierce and Christabel Kalaiselvi 8. Holistic Child Development through sponsorship and church partnership-- Alistair T R Sim and Mark Peters 9. Children at the Centre: Children International, child sponsorship and community empowerment in underserved areas-- Jim Cook and Damon Guinn 10. Baptist World Aid: Transition to a Child Centred Community Development Approach-- Anthony Sell and Felicity Wever 11. Through the Eyes of the Sponsored-- Anthony Ware and Brad Watson 12. World Vision, Organizational Identity, and the Evolution of Child Sponsorship-- David King 13. Give and take? Child sponsors and the ethics of giving-- Frances Rabbitts 14. Child Sponsorship as Development Education in the Northern Classroom-- Rachel Tallon 15. Child Sponsorship: A Path to its Future-- Matthew Clarke and Brad Watson
This book reviews the remarkable growth, diversity and challenges of child sponsorship. It features the latest progress in child sponsorship practice and necessary tensions experienced by some organisations as they seek to maximise impact. In 2012 Child Sponsorship generated over three billion dollars for poverty reduction initiatives and individual child welfare work in developing countries and disadvantaged communities, linking geographically distant benefactors to as many as eight million children globally. Since its inception in Europe in 1920, child sponsorship fundraising mechanisms have impacted tens of millions of children and their sponsors, attracting widespread support amongst the general public and sometimes strident critique within the aid industry. Despite its importance, debate over Child Sponsorship funded activity is often superficial and misinformed. Mindful of the prevalence of historic controversy this edited collection utilizes contributions from both independent academics and current practitioners in leading Child Sponsorship NGOs to review of the origins of sponsorship, past controversy, current diversity in the sector and ongoing challenges. In doing so it clarifies the nature of early Child sponsorship programs and positions leading child sponsorship organizations as constantly evolving. This book is an essential reading for students, academics and practitioners interested in one of most enduring and important flows of foreign aid
I commend this book as being foundational for a considered discussion by scholars and practitioners of what CS has been in the past, continues to be today, and can be tomorrow. - Jayakumar Christain, Director of World Vision India
Matthew Clarke is Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin University, Australia. His research interests include religion and development, aid effectiveness, and the development within the Pacific region. Brad Watson is a Senior Lecturer in International Poverty and Development Studies within the Faculty of Arts and Theology at Avondale College of Higher Education, Australia. His research area includes the history and evolution of child sponsorship international non-governmental organisations
Subject Child welfare -- History
Humanitarian assistance -- History
Aid & relief programmes. bicssc
Child welfare. bicssc
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs). bicssc
Society. ukslc
Alt Author Clarke, Matthew, 1969-, ed