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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Why become a Good News India Child Sponsor?

Your tax-deductible gift provides for the physical, social, educational, and spiritual needs of that child. Good News India Child Sponsors will receive a photograph and an information card about the child they are rescuing. You will also receive quarterly correspondence from the child that you are sponsoring.

What does it cost to sponsor a child?

Most of the GNI children can be sponsored for CA$40 per month or $480 per year.

What becomes of that money?

At present, 100% of your sponsorship amount goes directly to India for the child(ren). 

How is the money spent?

Your sponsorship gift goes to provide three meals a day for a child, hygiene supplies, school supplies, medical care as needed, a safe place to live, teachers and workers who help and model Christian living and give regular instruction in Christian disciplines.

May I correspond with my child?

Absolutely! Sponsors are encouraged to send cards and/or personal letters to their child, which will be translated each way. (This process takes several weeks.) But individual birthday gifts, etc., are not encouraged since not all the children are sponsored and one or a few receiving a special gift would cause needless confusion or hurt amongst the other children. However, we WELCOME general donations over and above your regular support, which are used for special occasions or items, such as toys, games for all, sports equipment, classroom equipment, dormitory needs, etc. They are presented to all the children in honor of your child. You may include in your card or letter sheets of stickers for your child, bookmarks, photos of your family, your pet, etc. The children love to hear from their sponsor!

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Am I the only sponsor for my child?

Yes, you are the only Sponsor of your child. That is why it is vitally important that you stay faithful with your commitment. Your money makes all the difference in your child’s life and when a sponsor fails to send in their monthly support, GNI picks up the slack.

How long does my sponsorship continue?

You have the opportunity to continue sponsoring your child through grade school, high school and even through college if you are willing and able. In India, high school ends at the finish of Class 10. Jr. College, (11-12), costs GNI an extra $15 per month or $55 per month. Then depending on the college course your child chooses, the cost of their schooling raises the sponsorship amount to either $65 or $130 per month.

How does Rahman Ministries ensure that my support actually reaches my sponsored child?

Dr. Rahman works with a Board of management in India and in Canada who oversee the projects. He stays in constant touch with each Dream Center via e-mail, phone, fax and frequent personal visits. Our organization is a government-recognized and registered society. Monthly reports are submitted and each Dream Center runs on a predetermined budget.

An annual financial report is available to donors by contacting

What happens if I must discontinue my sponsorship?

We understand that sometimes circumstances force Child Sponsors to reassess their commitment. We ask that you contact us immediately and, if possible, give us a 2-3 month notice so we can find another sponsor.

What happens if my sponsored child leaves the program?

Occasionally a GNI child is relocated out of our care. When this happens, we will inform the Child Sponsor immediately and ask that you consider extending your compassion to another child.

Are there other ways I can help children with Good News India?

Yes! You can send donations to our Projects Fund that will allow us to make do maintenance work and beautify our Dream Centers. In addition, an Emergency Fund will help us with operational costs when a Child Sponsor misses a monthly donation.

Does Good News India have a denominational affiliation?

Yes, we are affiliated with the Assemblies of God. Dr. Rahman has been an ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God since 1979. He has also been welcomed at non-denominational churches across the country.

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