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Sponsor a girl

HOW SPONSORSHIP WORKS

A one-to-one connection

You’ll have a one-to-one connection with the girl you sponsor. She’ll write to you and if you want you can write back, or even visit!

that benefits communities

Your donations fund vital projects, benefiting whole communities in the country where your sponsored child lives.

from as little as 65p a day

It's just 65p a day to sponsor a girl. With at least 80% of our income going towards giving every child every chance, you know you’ll make a difference.

WHY GIRLS NEED YOU

Every two secondsanother girl becomes a child bride

Three million girls a yearare at risk of female genital mutilation

17 million girls worldwidewere reached by Plan International last year

Too many girls growing up in the world's poorest communities are denied choices in life

HOW SPONSORSHIP HELPS GIRLS

WHEN YOU SPONSOR A GIRL, YOU HELP HER WHOLE COMMUNITY

Safe clean water and healthcare

You'll provide the essentials that help give girls the strength and hope to go on to reach their potential.

Protection from child marriage

You’ll help protect girls from abuse like child marriage and FGM and give them a chance to decide their own futures.

An equal chance for girls to learn

You’ll help give girls a chance to achieve their dreams by providing books, uniforms and safe places to learn.

Working with boys and men

You’ll help educate boys so they grow up understanding the value of girls, meaning the whole community benefits.

SARAH'S STORY

Eight-year-old Sarah is a happy girl from Ghana who loves to sing.

Thanks to child sponsorship, Sarah has the chance to go to school, with teachers trained in her area. Her village now also has a safe water supply and toilets at their school – which means that whilst they’re learning, Sarah and her friends are less at risk of getting sick with diseases spread by dirty water.

Sponsor a girl today and see for yourself the difference you make through the letters and drawings she'll send you.

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE

Welcome pack and photos

Introducing your sponsored girl, along with information about her and her community. You’ll also receive a guide book including tips on what to write.

Letters and drawings

Your sponsored girl will send you a letter or drawing. You don’t have to write back, but she’ll love it if you do! For each letter you send, you’ll receive a reply from her.

Updates about her progress

You’ll receive updates about the difference your donations are making to your sponsored girl, her friends and her community.

WHY CHOOSE PLAN INTERNATIONAL

Pioneers of child sponsorship

Plan International were the first-ever child sponsorship organisation

Over 80 years' experience

Sponsors have been enabling children globally to reach their potential for over 80 years

Leaders in girls' rights

We listen to and empower girls to find solutions to the unique challenges they face

YOU CAN HELP HER ACHIEVE HER DREAM

Every girl dreams of what she wants to be, but dreams are forgotten when you’re a girl with no choices in life.

Boys are more likely to go to school, while too many girls are being denied an education. Girls are being made to suffer FGM, forced to marry men up to three times their age, or have babies even though they’re still children themselves.

When you sponsor a girl, you can help her achieve her dream. And when your sponsored girl writes to you, she’ll tell you all about her dreams and you can encourage her to reach for them.

FAQs

Is sponsorship like adoption?

No, it's not. The girl you sponsor will have a family of her own, but your words of encouragement play an important role for her and her community. Letter writing also helps girls learn about other cultures and improve their literacy skills.

How long will I sponsor for?

We hope your relationship with us and the girl you sponsor will continue for a number of years. But, if your circumstances change, you can stop at any time and we will try to find another sponsor for her. Children are usually sponsored until they are 18.

What about boys?

Whether you choose to sponsor a girl or a boy, you’ll help projects focused on equal opportunities for all children. We know girls are the most vulnerable and we ensure that boys play an important role in building secure communities that value girls.

Can I send a gift?

Yes, you can send small gifts that fit in an A4 package. To promote fairness, we ask you to follow our guidelines on what you can send. These include modest, shareable items such as crayons, note books, balloons, stickers, skipping ropes or inexpensive jewellery or hair accessories.

How do you keep children safe?

Your support will not only help end harmful practices such as child marriage and FGM. Safeguarding children and young people is at the heart of everything we do, which is why we have well-established systems in place to make sure the children we work with are protected.

How can I request more information?

Our Supporter Relations team are happy to answer any questions about sponsorship and our work. You can reach them on 0300 777 9779 or supporterquestions@plan-uk.org or request an information pack below.

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