Be part of the YONA family

Become a musical godparent to one of our children

We are very proud to present a new project at YONA and to give you the opportunity to support one of our children as a musical godparent – financially and/or as a friend who takes interest and motivates. In this way, you can help YONA to individually support and encourage each child in what they are doing.

Your support will help us to give more and more children the opportunity to get a musical education and in this way, YONA can continue growing. This project also promotes inter-cultural and international friendship and cooperation.

If you would like to become a musical godparent, please complete the form by clicking the button below.

Yes! I would love to support a child

FAQ

What are the possible options for sponsoring?

You can choose from three different ways to become a godparent:

  1. Donate 20 Euro (or 320 NAD) a month and provide moral support
  2. Donate 30 Euro (or 480 NAD) a month and provide moral support
  3. Provide moral support only and become a musical friend of a YONA child

We chose these three options because YONA brings together many different children from a wide range of social and financial backgrounds, so the need for financial assistance varies widely. Nevertheless, we would like every child to have a musical godparent who motivates them and is interested in them.

What does ‘moral support’ involve?

We would love you to send an email or letter to your musical godchild at least twice a year, enquiring about his/her musical progress and giving him/her encouragement to make the most of his/her musical journey. It will mean a lot to a child to have someone in another country who takes a personal interest in their musical progress. Photos are also always welcome.

Is it possible to start with one form of sponsorship and switch to another option later?

Please consult us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if your situation or level of sponsorship changes. Once you are a YONA godparent, your role in the YONA family can change; but we will still value your contribution.

What exactly happens to the money I donate? Is it going directly to the child?

The donation be utilized exclusively for music tuition costs, sheet music, music accessories, transport to music events and instrument rental. YONA children will not handle any of the funds themselves, and they will also not have any claim to it for personal use.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, for donations in Europe. For yearly donations of more than 200 EUR, DNG can issue a donation receipt on request. In this case please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, address and the date of the donation.

For how long do I commit to sponsoring?

Your commitment lasts for at least one year. If you wish to terminate your commitment, please notify us at the end of a year so that we can take care of replacements.

What happens to the personal data I provide in the pledge form?

Your data will be used exclusively by YONA to connect you to your godchild and will not be passed on to third parties under any circumstances. If you terminate the contract with us, your data will of course be deleted.

How can I contact my godchild as a godparent?

We will ensure that the child contacts you twice a year via email. You may write an e-mail to your godchild at any time (please write it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and with the child's name in the subject). We print the mails for the child and assist the child in replying to you. Please keep in mind that the postal route is not always reliable. If you want to write letters, then it is always a good idea to send the letter scanned by e-mail. We are also happy to arrange a Skype conversation between you and the child via the YONA account if requested by both sides!

In which language will the contact take place?

Our children speak English. If you need a translation into German, we are always happy to assist you.

Can I send gifts to my godchild?

At this stage we would first like to see how the new project starts. Unfortunately, the postal route is not reliable enough and it is not always guaranteed that the parcel will arrive at all. Please do not send parcels at this stage. However, if you have an instrument that you can donate to us or the child, we would be very pleased. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a donation.

Is it possible to visit the godchild in Namibia?

Should you be so fortunate to visit our beautiful country, it is of course possible to arrange a meeting with the child at YONA. In this case, please contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I'm not interested in getting to know a child personally. Can I contribute through a simple financial donation?

Yes, we would value your support very much, and would use the funds to cover our operational costs, buy new instruments, sheet music and help to fund YONA concerts. The donation can go through the account of DNG or directly into YONA’s Namibian bank account.