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