Sponsor a child
See for yourself
Have you seen our new TV ad? It was filmed by an amazing group of children.
The lives of these children have been completely transformed by sponsorship. Thanks to our incredible sponsors, they now have the chance to go to school, safe water to drink and the chance in life every child deserves.
Watch the ad and discover what happened behind the scenes.
Benefiting whole communities
When you sponsor a child through Plan International UK, you’ll see a whole community flourish.
Sponsorship supports projects like building schools, training teachers, providing vaccinations and digging wells, so everyone has clean water.
Child sponsorship can also provide vital medical infrastructure and sanitation, so the community is more resilient against future emergencies.
How sponsorship supports children
Eight-year-old Sarah lives in a remote village in Ghana. She’s a happy little girl who loves to sing. And thanks to child sponsorship, her future is looking bright.
Sarah has the chance to go to school because teachers have been trained in her area, and her village now has a safe water supply. Children in her community have toilets at their school – which means that whilst they’re learning, Sarah and her friends are less at risk of getting sick with diseases spread by dirty water.
And all this has been made possible with the support of our incredible sponsors. Become a sponsor today and help give every child, every chance.
SPONSOR A GIRL LIKE LEHANNA
Sponsor a girl today and you can help protect girls like Lehanna. Forced out of school to marry a man twice her age, she is one of the 40,000 children who are married around the world, every day.
Your sponsorship will help girls out of child marriage and into school, as well as providing communities with clean water, healthcare and all the things that give girls strength and hope.
You’ll also be able to exchange letters with the girl you sponsor – so you can see the difference you’re making to her life and her future.
When you sign up to be a sponsor we’ll send you a welcome pack with a photo of your sponsored child and information about them and their community. This will be followed by a letter or drawing from your sponsored child, which you can respond to.
You’ll receive annual updates and photos, so that you can follow your sponsored child's progress and find out more about the activities that Plan International is supporting in their community.
Keeping children safe
Keeping children safe is at the heart of what we do, and we have well-established systems in place to make sure the sponsored children we work with are protected. For example, our trained staff and volunteers screen all the letters, drawings and photographs sent to sponsored children, and our staff support and supervise sponsors when they visit their child’s community.
When you become a sponsor, you’ll also have a unique role to play in keeping your sponsored child safe. We’ll share easy-to-follow guidelines, so you can confidently write to your sponsored child, share information about your sponsorship and arrange the necessary checks if you decide to visit their community.