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What we do

What we do

Plan works for children and their communities to help realise children’s rights. We work across a range of sectors, including education, health, child protection, child participation, economic security and water and sanitation.

Plan pioneered child sponsorship 75 years ago, and in the UK today over 100,000 children are sponsored through us. Find out more about sponsoring a child with Plan UK

Plan UK’s current focus is on the promotion of the rights of adolescent girls and responding to and preparing for disasters worldwide.

  • Plan’s global themes of work
  • Plan values children's ability and right to participate in decisions about issues that affect them
  • We’re working to stop violence against women and girls, with a focus on ending FGM and child marriage
  • Influencing politicians and decision makers to develop policies and programmes that work for children
  • With the support of our partners we achieve lasting change for children and families around the world
Latest News
  • Four girls are rowing for girls across the Atlantic as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Here are four reasons why they need your support.
  • Earlier this week, we partnered with dating app Happn to shine the light on the 41,000 girls around the world who are forced into marriage every day. Hundreds of users took to social media in response to our stunt. Here we take a look at how the public reacted.
Latest Blogs
  • In a remote region in Timor-Leste, Plan is constructing toilets, handwashing facilities and water supplies in 18 schools and helping schools to organise hygiene clubs. John McGown tells us about hygiene promotion day in Erehetu.
  • Steve Williams has just returned from a visit to the Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon. Here he shares stories from the camps and explains the biggest difficulties facing refugees stuck inside the camps.

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