Child Sponsor Sao Tome and Principe


Child Sponsorship Sao Tome and Principe


The Republica Democratica de Sao Tome and Principe (R.D.S.T.P.), with its overall population of just 219,161 (2020), is made up of the volcanic islands of Sao Tome (860 km2) and of Principe (104 km2) as well as some small, mainly unpopulated rocky offshore islands some 150 miles off the coast of Gabon. The island of Principe, with a population of just 5000, has been autonomous within this arrangement since 1995. Following independence from Portugal on 12th July 1975, the Movement for the Liberation of Sao Tome and Principe became the country's only allowed political party until the constitution of 1990 which allowed for multi-party elections with the country's first free elections being held in 1991.



Until recently Sao Tome and Principe was reliant on cocoa for 95% of its exports and used that income to buy in food given that it cannot grow enough of its own to support its population. In recent years its cocoa output has dropped due to droughts and mismanagement. The country is now attempting to diversify its economy with oil exploration following recent discoveries in the Gulf of Guinea however that is leading to political tensions with many concerned the islands will become a dumping ground for oil waste and contamination as is evident across the Niger Delta. There are very few child sponsor programs in Sao Tome and Principe, not least because of its small population, however those that do exist work with orphans and improving access to education for children from the poorest familes. You can help when you sponsor a child in Sao Tome and Principe.




Child Sponsor Sao Tome and Principe: The Lighthouse Project

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Child Sponsor Sao Tome and Principe: CACAE

Child Sponsor Sao Tome and Principe: CACAE


When you sponsor a child with CACAE in Sao Tome you will be empowering a child in meeting their life aspirations and is also a great way to help their family rise out of the endemic poverty loop. You can be in regular contact with your “protege” and be able to follow their progress through school bulletins, photographs, report of activities and short videos.

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Child Sponsor Sao Tome and Principe: Canossiana

Child Sponsor Sao Tome and Principe


An Italian based charity offering the opportunity to sponsor a child in Sao Tome and Principe.

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Child Sponsor Sao Tome and Principe: Volunteer in Sao Tome and Principe

Volunteer in Sao Tome and Principe


As well as sponsoring a child why not explore volunteering opportunities in Sao Tome and Principe?

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Child Sponsor Sao Tome and Principe: Country Profile

African Country Profiles: Sao Tome and Principe


In another of our African country profiles, find out all about Sao Tome and Principe in a series of information articles, latest daily news, videos, and images together with volunteering and child sponsorship opportunities.

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