Sponsor a Child

Five-year-old Hennock wants to be a pilot.
Help him and children like him fly.


Join our Treks and Challenges 2015

From the hills of Nepal, to the magical Great Ethiopian Run to the snow capped Kilimanjaro, do something wonderful this year......

Women's Mini-Marathon 2015
Run to End Child Marriage

Sumnima isn't wearing her communion dress.
She's preparing for marriage.
This year, on 1st June, Run to End Child Marriage


Sponsor a Child

For Heidi, her's was a really tough start ...
but then something amazing happened.


What Makes Plan Different?

For almost 80 years we’ve been taking action and standing up for every child’s right to fulfil their potential. On a daily basis, our energy is devoted to making a difference for children living in poverty.

We stand up for children’s rights. We listen to the children we work with and find the best way forward together.

We trust in what we do and we strive to be open, accountable and honest.

We are different. We are Plan International.


Established in 2003, Plan Ireland is a child-centred community development organisation, part of Plan International which itself was founded over 76 years ago. We are an independent organisation with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.

Plan’s Vision for Children
Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realise their full potential in societies which respect people’s rights and dignities.

Plan’s Approach
Plan adopts a child-centred community development (CCCD) approach in all its work which has as its central tenet that children, families and communities are encouraged and enabled to become active and leading participants in their own development.

This approach enhances their ability and opportunity to work together with others to address the causes and consequences of child poverty at all levels. Plan’s CCCD approach is guided by the UN’s Convention on the ‘Rights of the Child’.

We strive to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children in developing countries through a process that unites people across cultures and adds meaning and value to their lives.

We build relationships to increase understanding and unity among people of different cultures and countries.


Last year, we worked in 90,229 communities across the developing world.


In 2013, we worked with over 84m children, helping them secure a better and brighter future.


In 2013, we invested over €700 across 50 of the world's poorest countries.

What We Do

Global in scale but grassroots in approach, Plan strives to deliver an impact in everything that we do.


TODAY 5,500 Girls
Will Endure FGM

Help Plan Eradicate
Female Genital Mutilation.


Plan Worldwide Annual Review

Grassroots in approach but global in nature, see what Plan's worldwide impact is


Why Children?

Because none of us can move forward if half of us are held back.


Because I am a Girl

Because I am a Girl is a global equality movement which transforms communities in developing countries by empowering girls.


Child Sponsorship

Sponsor a Child with Plan Ireland.