‘We made this film!’
Take a look at what happened when we gave cameras to Priscilla and her friends in Ghana
What do we mean when we say that sponsoring a child transforms their lives – and the communities around them?
The reality is, words often don’t do it justice. When someone signs up to become a sponsor, they enable us to build schools, provide clean water and toilets, and deliver vital healthcare to their sponsored child’s community – essentials that, for many of us, it’s hard to imagine growing up without.
We know that the best people to tell you about the real impact of sponsorship are sponsored children themselves.
That’s why, when we went to visit our projects in Ghana and record a TV advert, we decided to hand our cameras over to Priscilla and her friends, so they could tell you their own stories.
Priscilla took the lead in filming and found all kinds of interesting things to record.
Although she’s full of energy and excitement now, she’s been seriously ill with malaria in the past – a stark reminder of the dangers still faced by children growing up in the world’s poorest communities today.
Priscilla also had lots of help on hand from Desmond, Jennifer and our brilliant director – also called Priscilla!
'This is my new school'
Priscilla and her friends aren't the only ones who have been documenting their lives in Ghana. Meet Mary. She's a sponsored child too – and thanks to the amazing support of people like you, she and her friends have a new school with toilets, water tanks and a garden, which they use to raise money for computers and books.
How does sponsorship work?
When you sponsor a child, you make a commitment to making a regular donation to Plan International UK, which we’ll spend on long-term development projects in your child’s community. If you’d like to sponsor a girl or boy of a certain age, or from a particular country, you can let us know those details – or you can choose to sponsor a child where the need is greatest.
Once your sponsorship is set up, you’ll receive a welcome pack and regular reports on the progress of your child’s community. You’ll also be able to connect with your sponsored child in a really special way – by exchanging letters, photos and words of encouragement.
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