Charity registered in Scotland SC016341
This part-time voluntary post, for which an honorarium is awarded, requires occasional visits to India although most work is done at home.
Dr Graham’s Homes were established in 1900 by John Anderson Graham, a Church of Scotland missionary, to provide a home and education for needy Anglo-Indian children. The Homes are now a large boarding and day school, still with a Christian ethos. Many children are supported, financially and otherwise, by individuals or groups in the UK.
Working in conjunction with the Homes’ Board in Kolkata, the Sponsorship Secretary is responsible to the UK Committee for managing the process of identifying needy children in India and then matching them with Sponsors and Correspondents in UK and elsewhere. Thereafter, the Sponsorship Secretary provides the link between child and supporter, and oversees the wellbeing of the children and the arrangements for their support.
In India the work is very much child-centred, the Sponsorship Secretary engaging with children, teachers and cottage parents in that context.