By 2030, there could be 84 million children who are not in school, and only 1 in 6 countries will come close to having at least 95% of their youth completing secondary school.
When you become a sponsor, you help children like Amina stay in school and for every year she stays in school, her income can increase 20%.
Education is a process of empowerment, and it can provide the route out of poverty, inequality and violence. When girls like Amina are able to access their right to education, they gain the skills and information needed to create a better future for themselves. Education helps break the cycle of poverty. Become a sponsor to help girls stay in school.
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Age: 4 years old, Born, March 07, 2019
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Age: 3 years old, Born, January 28, 2020
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Age: 6 years old, Born, July 20, 2017
My brothers and sisters are all in school, just from that statement from my sponsor.
A former sponsored child from Uganda. When Ronald received a photo from his sponsor, he had no idea it would change his life. “He took a picture of a pig, I remember it was a white pig, a long one. I really loved it and I promised myself that when I grew up, I would set up a pigsty of my own – and I did it!” With the income from his piggery, he’s now able to pay for his younger sisters and brothers to go to school.
– Ronald, former sponsored child
Thanks to the projects they sponsor, I have become wiser about my rights.
A member of our women’s football initiative. She is learning through sport about gender issues. “The project tells us about violence and women’s rights while teaching us how to play football.” Sanmya knows that Plan International initiatives are only possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.
– Sanmya, sponsored child from Brazil
With these lessons, I want to give something back to my village for having received so much in my life.
Facing the challenges of poverty, as well as a physical disability, she was one of the first children in her village sponsored by Plan International. After finishing school and graduating from the sponsorship program, Tort began working at her local school library. She now volunteers to teach English classes 3 times a day at the primary school and is working towards making her dream of becoming a teacher come true! Thanks to her child sponsor, Tort is well on her way to making all her dreams come true.
– Tort, former sponsored child from Cambodia
Frequently asked questions
Get answers to your Child Sponsorship questions.
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 on the progress of your sponsored child and their community so you can see how your sponsored child is growing and learning. Child Sponsorship programming allows us to combine sponsor contributions to increase impact and establish a trusted presence within communities. This helps secure further grant funding from institutional and government donors to grow community-based development projects, like building schools or water taps, which supports sponsored children and their entire communities.
If I sponsor a child, how long of a commitment do I need to make?
The length of your commitment is up to you. Many sponsors have been with us for many years, which allows us to make long-term commitments to our partner communities. If you choose to end your sponsorship for any reason, please inform us at 1-800-387-1418 so we can introduce your sponsored child to a new sponsor.
Do sponsorship contributions go directly to one child?
No. When you sponsor a child, your contributions not only support the child you are sponsoring, but they also support the whole community! Your contributions collectively support a wide range of programs in your sponsored child's community. With more than 80 years of experience, we know that the best way to help every child unleash their potential is to engage families and entire communities in the change, so they can carry on – and further – the positive impact for many years to come.
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