Sponsoring one child can impact many.

Over 258 million children, teens and youth were out of school in 2018. That’s almost 7 times the population of Canada. Sponsoring one child today impacts many tomorrows. When you sponsor a child you help provide access to education, proper nutrition, health care and clean water to an entire community, helping them thrive.

Change starts with one. Sponsor a child to help them unleash their full potential.

 

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Sponsor a child today to start creating life-long change around the world. *Leave blank to meet children enrolled the longest and most in need.

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Abdelbagi

Gender: Male

Location: Sudan

Age: 12 years old, Born, March 25, 2012

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Abdullha

Gender: Male

Location: Bangladesh

Age: 8 years old, Born, November 23, 2015

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Joseph

Gender: Male

Location: Sierra Leone

Age: 9 years old, Born, March 18, 2015

Sponsor a child and help transform their community

70%

of people experiencing food insecurity are girls and women.

18%

Only 18 percent of school children in low-income countries receive free or subsidized school meals.

783 million

As many as 783 million people are unsure of where their next meal is coming from.

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Start of something special

When you sponsor a child, you’ll receive an information package about them and the community they live in plus photos of them and their family. You’ll also receive an introductory letter from your sponsored child, annual updates about them, their community and their country so you can see first-hand how your donations are making an impact.

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The power of your sponsorship

When you sponsor a child, you fund life-changing projects in your sponsored child’s community – projects that help children access their basic human rights.

Adequate nutrition

Malnutrition can stunt children's development and pull their focus away from education. With your support, Plan International Canada will teach sustainable farming techniques, support school meal programs, and provide food rations and vouchers in emergencies.

Water and sanitation

Girls often carry the burden of water collection which can mean travelling long distances every day, missing school and being exposed to risky situations along the way. Help girls, families and entire communities gain access to safe, clean water and proper sanitation.

Health care

Each year, around 9 million children die needlessly before they reach their fifth birthday from preventable and treatable illnesses. Together with our sponsors, Plan International Canada works to improve health care for mothers and children, so children have the healthiest start in life.

Education

When you sponsor a child, you help build new schools and work with communities to promote the importance of sending and keeping girls in school.

Family income

Child sponsors help support vocational skills training for youth. This strengthens girls’ economic independence, helping them gain employment and giving them greater decision-making power over their lives.

Child protection

We work to ensure that all children, especially girls, are registered at birth. Without birth registration, children can’t prove their legal age or claim protection under any legislation specifying a minimum age for marriage. Birth certificates also enable children to gain access to critical services and resources.

Adequate nutrition

Almost one third of children in developing countries don't get enough to eat. Malnutrition is the result of a combination of factors that influence a community's health and well-being. With your support, Plan International Canada will teach sustainable farming techniques, provide safe water and sanitation and opportunities for education.

Water and sanitation

Girls often carry the burden of water collection which can mean travelling long distances every day, missing school and being exposed to risky situations along the way. Help girls, families and entire communities gain access to safe, clean water and proper sanitation.

Health care

Each year, around 9 million children die needlessly from preventable and treatable illnesses before they reach their fifth birthday. Together with our sponsors, Plan International Canada works to improve health care for mothers and children, so children have the healthiest start in life.

Education

When you sponsor a child, you help build new schools and educate communities on the importance of sending and keeping girls in school.

Family income

Child sponsors help support vocational skills training. This strengthens girls’ economic independence, helping them gain employment and giving them greater decision-making power over their lives.

Child protection

We work to ensure that all children, especially girls, are registered at birth. Without birth registration, children can’t prove their legal age or claim protection under any legislation specifying a minimum age for marriage. Birth certificates also enable children to gain access to critical services and resources.

Help change a child's life.

Three reasons why you should sponsor a child.

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Sponsorship benefits the sponsored child 

“I was a very poor child in Colombia, but my Canadian sponsor showed me the world through her letters. Now I am 50, with an MBA and have traveled to 15 countries. Thank you Plan and my sponsor Miss Louise Miller.”

- Carlos Aparicio, MBA, Plan International Colombia Board Member and former sponsored child

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Child sponsorship benefits the whole community

“I went to visit my sponsored child, Ruby in Ghana, Africa. The money from sponsors funds so many amazing projects that benefit both sponsored children and the children in their community. It makes more of a difference than you can even imagine.”

- Kaitlyn Strickland, Plan International Canada child sponsor

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Sponsorship benefits YOU!

“When I visited my sponsored child, Sidonie it was rewarding to see the significant difference I've made in her life and in the community, especially in such a remote place!"

- Eileen Fernandes-Smith, Plan International Canada child sponsor

Still have questions? We can help!

How much does it cost to sponsor a child with Plan International Canada?

Child Sponsorship is $42 per month, which works out to be just over $10 per week.

How does Child Sponsorship work?

Child Sponsorship provides you with a special opportunity to have a unique one-to-one connection with a child and their family in one of the countries where Plan International works. As part of your sponsorship, you can exchange letters and photos, and build a meaningful connection. Each year, you’ll receive updates about your sponsored child and the progress in their community so you can see how you’re helping change lives. Child Sponsorship programming allows us to combine sponsor contributions to establish a trusted partnerships with communities and create lasting change. This helps secure further grant funding from institutional and government donors to grow community-based development projects, like building schools or water taps, which support sponsored children and their communities for years to come.

How child sponsorship works

Do sponsorship contributions go directly to one child?

No. When you sponsor a child, your contributions support that child and the whole community! Your donations collectively support a wide range of projects in your sponsored child's community that are chosen in collaboration with community members. With more than 80 years of experience, we know that the best way to help every child unleash their potential is by them, their families and full communities to create change together, so they can carry on the positive progress for many years to come.