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A Global Partnership with Chelsea Football Club

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A global partnership

Transforming children's lives with Chelsea FC

Plan International is a children’s charity and the global charity partner of Chelsea Football Club. We strive to advance children’s rights and equality for girls all over the world.

Chelsea FC and Plan International have worked together since 2015 to help transform the lives of children across the world through the power of football.

From giving child refugees the chance to play and be children again, to using football to tackle childhood marriage and FGM, together we're making change for children.



Football for change

Children need a fair start to life. But not every child is born with the same opportunities. Football for Change aims to level the playing field for 10,000 children across the world by supporting communities where football is helping transform children’s lives.

By donating the cost of a football, fans could help create chances for child refugees in Jordan and Ethiopia to be children again, tackle issues like childhood marriage and FGM in Tanzania and Bangladesh, and show inequality the red card in Brazil and Nicaragua.

Visiting Azraq Refugee Camp


Helping Refugees

Chelsea FC and Plan International are supporting children and young people living in the Azraq refugee camp, home to 36,000 Syrian refugees – 60 per cent of whom are children – on the Jordan Syrian border.

Chelsea ambassador Katie Chapman led a team of Chelsea Foundation coaches running training sessions with young people living in the camp in October 2018, while chairman Bruce Buck returned in April 2019 to meet Plan International staff and families living in the camp.

Using the power of football to

Teachboth girls and boys about equality, respect and tolerance

Support girls to stay in education longer, marry later and to fulfil their potential

Help the children most in need when disaster or crisis strikes

Every child, every chance

Find out how we’re working to promote children’s rights and gain equality for girls everywhere