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Girls making heart shape with their hands in Vietnam

My Sponsorship

The connection you have with your sponsored child is unique, and we hope you enjoy it. The photos and messages you exchange can really bring your connection to life.

At Plan International UK we strongly encourage that you send messages and birthday cards to your sponsored child. You might even be interested in finding out how to visit them.

Stay up-to-date with our sponsorship news through the latest World Family supporter newsletter and should you need to change your contact details, just let us know.

Write to your sponsored child

Writing to your sponsored child helps you build a strong connection and get to know each other better.

It’s quick and easy to create a special greeting, and we’ll help you out with some handy tips on what you can write.

The impact of your letter

Children love hearing from their sponsor

We regularly hear wonderful stories of how children have gone on to become doctors or teachers because of the encouragement they received from their sponsor

Send your letter on an amazing journey

Our staff deliver your letters to your sponsored child and make sure they’re translated

Last year, sponsors’ letters helped to improve literacy for 1.4 million children

Every year around 96,000 letters are exchanged between sponsors and their sponsored children

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, a closer bond and will give you an insight into another culture.

"Meeting May and her family was a wonderful experience. We were invited into her home 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 and had such a nice time."

- Sara Stirling, Vietnam

See the impact

Browse through our supporter newsletter World Family. See how your support is making a real difference to girls, boys and whole communities and keep up to date with our latest exciting projects.

 

Frequently answered questions

What can I say in my letters?

You can ask about their school, their favourite subjects and games, their family or what they want to be when they grow up.

When will I hear back?

You should receive a welcome letter from your sponsored child within 2-3 months after you start sponsoring them, but feel free to write before then.

How long do I sponsor a child?

It's entirely up to you, however you can continue to sponsor your child until their 18th birthday.