Every child has a right to education. Yet 1 in 4 women can't read and 1 in 5 girls are not in school

Around the world, 63 million girls miss out on the opportunity to go to school. Together, we can change this. Get involved and help to give all children the chance to realise their potential by fundraising to support our work. Your school could support us with events throughout the term or could choose us as your charity of the year and help us transform even more lives.

Why supporting girls’ education will help end poverty

How you can help

What can you do

Holding a fundraising activity for Plan International Australia at your school will help to protect girls from harm and help them to access quality education and health services.

Schools are great at coming up with creative ideas for fundraising, from quiz nights and discos, to bake sales and casual days, the list is almost endless. Tell us your idea by completing the Fundraising Proposal Form.

Need some inspiration? Here are some ways we would love your school to get involved:

  • Hold a lunchtime auction of something that almost every student would pay top dollar for – the chance to 'buy' a teacher or principal for a few hours or to do a task…
  • Run a lunchtime bake sale – yum!
  • Instead of buying lunch, why not have your school mates or friends bring in their own lunch one day and donate what is normally spent at the canteen
  • Nominate a sports game or school event to be an official fundraiser and charge entry fee or request donations
  • Hold a non-uniform day - it could be casual clothes or fancy dress!
  • Ask all the students to donate unwanted books and hold a book sale
  • Give it up! Whether it’s chocolate, make up or technology - what could you live without? Try 24 hours, a week or even a month and ask friends and family to sponsor you.

Whatever it is, make it fun!

The difference your school can make

$44 - could train 40 teachers on menstrual hygiene so more girls stay in school with comfort and dignity
$65 - Provides work skills and career advice for 50 young women
$134 - Provides a work placement for one young woman