Child sponsorship connects so many people — a sponsor with a desire to help, a child in need of support and the community at large — to create transformative, impactful change for all.
In providing a long-term support network for a child and their community, a sponsor helps create the foundation for their lives beyond poverty.
This connection fundamentally changes all their lives.
Plan International Ireland’s child sponsorship model is child-centred and community-driven, aimed at eradicating the causes and responding to the consequences of poverty.
Child sponsorship facilitates the sustained development of communities, with the clear objective of laying the foundations for continued community-led development. Our goal is that the needs of the present are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Child sponsorship gives you an unique and tangible opportunity to contribute to the future of a child and their community in the developing world and offer them the chance at a better and brighter future.
When you sponsor a child, your contribution goes straight to the heart of that child’s community.
Your sponsorship ensures your sponsored child has the chance to go to school, to eat a healthy meal each day, to be safe and healthy and to have a roof over their head and food in their belly.
Sponsored children with Plan International are nominated by their communities to be ambassadors for change. Your donation means that at a young age they are already prominent change-makers and are making a real difference in the lives of their loved ones.
Your support and kind words will encourage them in this valuable work they are doing.
You can be hands-on with the community and child you sponsor and you’ll be able to follow your sponsored child’s progress every step of the way. You’ll write letters, exchange experiences, get regular updates and photographs and even have the opportunity to meet if you so choose.
A Welcome Pack, introducing you to your sponsored child and family. The real starting point of your journey.
A unique relationship, that you can build and share through letters and gifts with your sponsored child.
An Annual Update with photos of your sponsored child and their family with news from the community.