It’s an ambitious goal for a little boy who lives in Ethiopia, one of the poorest countries on earth. A place where 36 million people are struggling to survive – a place where most children are denied their right to play because they need to fetch water, tend to crops or care for their siblings.
Despite sharing a single room home with his family, he is one of the few children in Ethiopia who have access to quality early education. He has trained teachers, proper education materials and lots of other kids to interact with.
All this, and more, because has a sponsor through Plan International. Someone to look out for him and help him through the early years. Someone … a lot like you.
By sponsoring today you can change a life forever, and the lives of those around him. Just €5 a week helps provide a community with clean water, access to education and a safer and more stable community to grow up in.
Through child sponsorship with Plan International, you can ensure a child like Hennock attends school. You can ensure his teachers are well trained and that his classrooms are well equipped. You can communicate with your child, support them through letters and encouragement, and get your own children involved. You get updates on their progress, photographs and insights into their life and culture.
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.
Plan International is a global children’s charity that is making a positive impact in the lives of 78 million children in over 86,000 communities around the world. One of the best ways for us and for you to make an immediate and lasting improvement to the lives of the world’s poorest children is by sponsoring one child in one community with Plan International.
When you sponsor a child, your contribution goes straight to the heart of that child’s community. Your sponsorship ensures your sponsored child and those children around them have 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.
Sponsorship lets you follow your sponsored child’s progress every step of the way. You can be hands-on with the community and child you sponsor. You’ll write letters, exchange experiences, get regular updates and photographs and even have the opportunity to meet if you so choose.
It is your commitment to your sponsored child and their community at large that allows Plan International to design, deliver and implement quality, sustainable programmes that help your sponsored child, their family and entire community.
For every €1 we receive, Plan International Ireland spend 93c on our programmes. The rest is spent on governance and fundraising.
Hennock’s is just one story. You can can choose to sponsor a child in any of the 86,000 communities where Plan International work.
The decision to sponsor is yours, as is when you want to stop or pause. We understand circumstances change.