Information for Sponsors
In these unprecedented times, we want to reassure sponsors of the steps we’re taking to protect the children and communities we work with against the Coronavirus outbreak. Please read our CEO Rose Caldwell’s message on our response.
We have not received any reports of the children we work with being directly affected by the outbreak and our work in communities, where possible, is continuing.
Thanks to your support, we’ll continue to implement effective hygiene practices and make sure the communities we work with are equipped with the materials and training they need to prevent the spread of diseases, to help children stay healthy.
Find out more in our Coronavirus FAQs:
Now more than ever Christmas appeal
The coronavirus crisis threatens girls’ hopes and dreams. Now more than ever, will you show your support to girls around the world?
Your gift could help provide education materials in places where schools remain closed so that girls can continue their studies — as well as help us continue to work with local authorities to improve child protection awareness, monitoring and reporting services so children can keep safe at home. Your gift could also provide vulnerable girls with access to hygiene items and even scholarships.
Please, will you give a gift this Christmas to support girls, so they can stay in education and achieve their hopes and dreams?
The impact of your letter
Visit your sponsored child
Some of our sponsors visit their sponsored child to see for themselves how Plan International’s work is raising the community out of poverty.
Visiting your sponsored child will leave you both with treasured memories and a closer bond, and give you an insight into another culture.
"Meeting May and her family was a wonderful experience. We were invited for lunch with her extended family, teachers, community leaders and Plan International workers. We didn't seem to notice that we didn't speak each other's languages."
- Sara Stirling
Gift a sponsorship to a loved one
Whether it’s their birthday, a Christmas gift or another special occasion, sponsorship makes a unique and wonderful gift that now more than ever will be truly appreciated by a child living through the toughest circumstances.
Your loved one can exchange letters and photos with their sponsored child and see the amazing difference sponsorship is making.
Give someone an incredibly special experience with the gift of sponsorship.
Your role in keeping children safe
Safeguarding children and young people is at the heart of what we do – and our child sponsors have a unique role to play in keeping the children we work with safe.
That's why we ask all our sponsors to follow some key guidelines when they write to, visit, or share information about their sponsored child.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER CHILD SPONSORSHIP?
Many of our sponsors continue to support their sponsored child right up until they turn 18. But what happens after a child leaves our sponsorship programme?
We spoke to four inspiring graduates – Evelyn, Elizabeth, Tort and Ronald – to discover how sponsorship changed what happened next in their lives.
Frequently answered questions
We look back at the incredible impact your support has had in the last 12 months.
Singer and actor Beverley Knight explains why she loves being a child sponsor.
From Honduras to Laos and Mozambique, your support is giving girls something to smile about.