Sponsor a child
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 year.
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.
benefitting whole communities
When you sponsor a child with Plan International UK, you’re not just helping one child - you’re making improvements that benefit everyone in his or her community and beyond. Projects include building schools, digging wells, training teachers and providing vaccinations.
Sponsorship educates an entire community, it improves medical infrastructure, it provides water and sanitation and ensures that a community is prepared for disaster, should an emergency happen.
How sponsorship supports children
"Now I am able to read and write. I owe what I am today to my sponsor and I am so grateful.
"I dream of becoming a famous doctor so that I can take care of not only my brothers and sisters, but also all the people who need health care in my country, which was struck so hard by the cholera epidemic."
- Pauline, from Haiti, has been a sponsored child through Plan International since first grade.
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.