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.
Together, we’re unleashing the power of (every)ONE.
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.
Results of numerous studies have shown that children who are sponsored are more likely to stay in school longer than their peers who are not sponsored. They are also more likely to be able to find a job in the future and perhaps even become a leader in their communities.
For example, in Uganda a study by the University of San Francisco found that children who were sponsored were 42% more likely to finish their secondary education program and 83% more likely to finish university than those not in the program. As well as providing a child with the essentials that they need to survive, such as clean water, food and healthcare, this education will help them to break out of the cycle of poverty.
A Welcome Pack, introducing you to your sponsored child and family. The real starting point of your journey.
An Annual Update with new photos of your sponsored child and their family, news from the community and much, much more.
Letters and gifts back
and forth to your sponsored child, through which you can build a unique relationship.