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:
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
Give sponsorship as a gift
Did you know that you can sponsor a child as a gift for someone else?
They’ll also be able to exchange letters and photos with their sponsored child, so they can see the amazing difference their support is making – and you’ll be giving someone you love the chance to be part of an incredible and unique experience.
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.
The actor and star of sitcom Benidorm travelled to Brazil, to meet eight-year-old Fernando.