Sponsor A Child In India


We've been working in India since 1979 to help the country's most vulnerable children access healthcare and education, and have the chance at a better life.


Although India's economy is growing steadily, children born into poverty still face enormous challenges.
  • In India, 30% of schools do not have adequate classrooms or toilet facilities.
  • Child marriage is widely accepted - nearly one in two girls are married by 18.
  • Around 76% of people living in rural areas do not have adequate sanitation facilities.
Children at ECCD centre India
A girl plays with puppets at an early learning centre supported by Plan International.
School on wheels India
Children get off the School on Wheels bus, supported by Plan International.
Girls at Health Information Centre India
Student health leaders, trained by Plan International, read brochures on health topics.

How we're helping

Young girls and boys in the slum areas of Delhi and Mumbai are receiving training from Plan International on how to keep themselves healthy, as well as life skills training to increase their confidence so that they can take control of their lives.

With more than 40% of the population living in poverty, it's a struggle for millions. Through child sponsorship, we help parents provide their children with nutritious food and offer vocational training and small business loans to grow household incomes.

Neglect, abuse and exploitation of children are widespread. We're raising awareness of child abuse, supporting changes to laws to protect vulnerable children and lobbying for the rights of children to be respected.