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Our work

We're dedicated to promoting children’s rights and gaining equality for girls everywhere

Since 1937, Plan International has been promoting the rights of children around the world. We work with our partners in more than 45 countries, making sure children in some of the poorest communities are safe and protected from violence.

We provide access to essential services, including education, healthcare, clean water and toilets. And we’re there when disasters happen, providing emergency relief and supporting communities to recover, rebuild and develop their resilience.

Through our Because I am a Girl campaign, we’re also dedicated to improving girls’ lives globally – including right here in the UK. By working with young people, we’re challenging gender inequality, campaigning against harmful practices like child marriage and enabling girls everywhere to build a better future.

For every child sponsored, an additional 55 children benefit

Over 81,900 childrenin 48 countries are sponsored through Plan International UK


10 million peoplearound the world were reached by our work in 2019 to 2020

Over 34,000 campaigners stood with us to fight for equality for girls last year

Stand with brave girls everywhere


Eudel, 8, is sponsored through Plan International. She loves going to school in Zimbabwe.

Sponsor a girl

I would like to tell my sponsor, thank you very much.

In Zimbabwe, eight-year-old Eudel’s life could have been very different. Growing up in a rural community with few resources used to make daily life a challenge. But today, through our child sponsorship programme, Eudel enjoys going to school, playing with friends and spending time with her grandmother.

A girl standing in a doorway


Around the world, we’re standing with brave girls on the issues that matter most to them. We work with girls like Marie in Sierra Leone. She’s part of the My Sexuality My Right project, which aims to reduce teenage pregnancy and child marriage, and bring about an end to FGM.

“What I learn in school about FGM I come and explain to my mum at home,” says Marie. “I share it with my dad and the younger kids too. I think they are proud of my work. They listen to what I say and that’s important.”

Fundraise for us

I love knowing the money we raise will help everyone in the community.

From organising 10k runs to hosting bake sales – fundraisers like Tiharna are constantly amazing us with their activities. Being part of Team Plan is a very special experience – and there are so many ways you can get involved. Whether you want to walk, run or cycle, fundraise at your school or ask for donations instead of wedding gifts, we’ll support you all the way!

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Protecting every child’s right to an education and challenging the barriers that keep girls out of school.

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Help make sure every child can reach their potential