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Girls can change the world, but they can't do it without you

In the poorest regions of the world, girls face unique barriers to survival and development, simply because they are girls. Yet they are the key to breaking the cycle of poverty for everyone.

For only $28 a month, less than a $1 a day, you can give girls the power to lift themselves and everyone around them out of poverty. Your donation is tax-deductible as a charitable gift.

Matched gifts icon Your generous contribution will be matched 4x by our funding partner for even greater impact.*

*In the event that money raised exceeds project requirements, funds will be used to support similar activities for children and communities in need and match ratios may change.

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Today, your contribution is urgently needed to:

  • Create access to quality education by building new schools, constructing water and hygiene solutions and providing vocational skills to help girls build brighter futures
  • Register girls at birth so their legal right to an education, health care and protection are officially recognized
  • Provide sexual reproductive health care for adolescents and improve maternal health to help manage childhood illness, encourage safe childbirth and provide emergency care
  • Provide girls with access to clean water, adequate sanitation and food to keep them healthy
  • Help keep vulnerable girls safe from abuse or exploitation
  • Change attitudes and laws to help end the practice of child marriage
  • Change the world for girls and their communities.
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Because I am a girl welcome update

As a project sponsor, you will receive

  • A welcome package in the mail in about a month
  • Quarterly updates where you can read stories of hope and change, and see how your contributions are making an impact over time

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Two sisters in Pakistan

Did you know?

  • Globally, more than 62 million girls are not in school.
  • Girls are 2x more likely to be malnourished than boys.
  • Every 2 seconds a girl is forced into early marriage.

It's proven that when we invest in girls, they will give back in countless ways to improve the lives of their families, communities and nations.

Invest in girls. Change the world.

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Three girls in Uganda participating in a girl club

With the generous support of our sponsors we have:

  • Reached more than 6 million people across 15 developing countries
  • Trained over 2,000 teachers to help identify and address gender discrimination
  • Benefitted more than 49,000 girls with school activities
  • Helped over 18,000 out-of-school girls enroll in school
  • Taught more than 750,000 youth about gender rights and sexual and reproductive health
  • Extended gender equality training and messaging on gender-based violence and child marriage to more than 410,000 people
  • Invested in the construction, rehabilitation and equipment of over 800 health facilities
  • Trained over 70,000 health care workers on reproductive, maternal and child health care
  • Helped form and/or support over 4,000 savings and loans groups, providing thousands of women with financial literacy and livelihood opportunities

We are well on our way to providing girls with the tools they need to escape poverty and access their rights, but there’s still much more to do. Support Plan International Canada’s Because I am a Girl project and join our movement to create a just world where every girl can learn, lead, decide and thrive.

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Plan International Canada's Because I am a Girl project focuses on transforming power relations to provide girls in the poorest regions of the world with access to their rights, including a quality education. Together we can make a difference in the lives of girls around the world. Please take a moment to fill out the form below.

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  • What is the Because I am a Girl project?

  • What countries are benefitting from the Because I am a Girl project?

  • How is sponsoring a project different from sponsoring a child or community?

  • Does my sponsorship benefit all the children in the communities where the project is located, or only some?

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About Plan International

Plan International is a global movement for change, mobilizing millions of people around the world to support social justice for children in developing countries.


Where Your Money Goes

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Where Your Money Goes

Learn how your contributions have helped change the lives of children and families in developing countries.