Give the gift of an education

WHAT IS THE ESP?

Education Sponsorship Program (ESP) is a one-on-one sponsorship by a donor partner to a scholar in various school levels: elementary, high school, technical/vocational school and college. Scholars and their parents undergo values formation and participate in community affairs to enhance development and growth.

HOW ESP CHANGED ALBERT'S LIFE

That is how much I want poverty to end in our family because I don’t want poverty to just be a cycle in our family

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much will it cost to sponsor a student?

Elementary or High School student = $32.00/month or $384.00/year.
College or Technical/Vocational student = $64/month or $768/year.
Sponsorship is for a period of one (1) school year, renewable.
Automatic monthly donations can be set up online from your bank account or credit card.

What does my donation cover?

Educational support: school tuition, uniform, shoes, books, school supplies
Health and hygiene: annual medical and dental check-up
Values formation/social development: school field trips and activities

Can I choose a student to sponsor?

Yes

Can I communicate with my sponsored student?

As we do not give out donor’s contact information, the ANCOP office will facilitate this exchange. You can mail us your letter and this will be forwarded to our ANCOP site coordinator who will hand it to your scholar. Likewise, you will be getting from us any letter coming from the student. We also recommend sending cards during birthdays and holidays.

You can write about your culture, provide a photo of your family, and express some encouraging words that will further motivate the scholar to do well in school, to value education, and to reach for his or her dreams.

As a sponsor, do I get updates from ANCOP USA on my sponsorship?

Aside from your scholar’s letters, you will receive from ANCOP USA an Annual Progress Report (APR) with the student’s latest photo as well as updates on his or her school activities and other involvement. You can view these updates in your ANCOP account.

Can my sponsored student be changed?

ANCOP envisions graduating the scholars all the way to college. However, an education sponsorship may be discontinued for the following reasons:
  • transfer of the family to another location not covered by ANCOP’s operation
  • refusal of the student and/or his or her family to participate in required activities of the ESP
  • excessive absences from school, and/or dropping out from school
On a positive note, a scholar may voluntarily leave the program because his or her family’s financial status has improved.
In all cases and if termination is unavoidable, we will send you a letter about the termination of your scholar from the program. Likewise, we will provide you with the profile and photo of your new scholar.

Can I discontinue my sponsorship?

If due to the unavoidable reason you decide to discontinue your sponsorship, you will need to inform us at info@ancopusa.org at least one month before the date of effectivity. This is important so that we will be able to find another sponsor to assume sponsorship of the scholar and avoid disrupting his or her studies.

Is contribution to ANCOP Education Sponsorship Program tax deductible?

Yes. Online donation receipts are emailed out upon payment. Acknowledgment letters can be provided upon request as proof of donation.