SPONSOR A GIRL
WHY GIRLS NEED YOU
Lehanna was forced out of school to marry a man more than twice her age. Vulnerable girls like her, from the world’s poorest communities, are most at risk. They’re more likely to be:
- victims of violence and abuse
- denied an education
- denied making their own choices
- vulnerable during emergencies
You can help stop this abuse by sponsoring a girl today. You’ll help keep girls out of marriage and in school, giving them the strength and hope to go on to reach their dreams.
A CHANCE IN LIFE FOR EVIE
When you sponsor a girl, you give girls like Evie the chance to grow up safe and happy in a secure community. Your sponsorship will help to:
- protect and promote girls' rights
- provide books and uniforms
- make schools safer for girls
- provide water and healthcare
- protect girls during disasters
What's more, you'll help boys and men to see the value of girls, so that everyone benefits.
SEE THE DIFFERENCE FOR YOURSELF
As a sponsor, you’ll be part of a young girls’ life. You’ll receive a photo of her for you to treasure along with information about her and her community.
She’ll soon send you a letter or drawing which you can respond to so you can hear all about her dreams and encourage her to reach for them. Don’t worry if you’re not sure what to write – we’ll send your full sponsorship guide containing all you need. You don’t have to write to her, but she’ll love it if you do!
You'll benefit whole communities
When you become a sponsor, you’re not just helping one girl.
You’ll support projects in the country where your sponsored child lives and receive regular updates about the difference you’re helping to make for boys and girls alike.
Sponsoring a girl is not only a wonderful way to help give girls equal opportunities in life. Together with our 80 years' of experience and your kind donations, we can empower some of the world’s poorest communities with essential knowledge and infrastructure that will last for years to come.
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.