As an evolving girls’ rights organisation with an 80 year history of working with children we see the value of child sponsorship every day and now we’ve captured the data that proves it, in our latest report Changing Lives.
We currently engage with 1.4 million sponsored children in 48 countries through sponsorship activities, communications and programs
Each year we interview every single one of these sponsored children and their families and since 2006, these interviews have been recorded – all 12 million of them.
We commissioned RMIT University to analyse this data and the resulting report, Changing Lives, looks at the information collected over this period to assess the real impact of Plan International’s sponsorship programs on children’s lives.
The findings? Sponsorship works! And it really is changing the lives of millions of children.
The report found:
With no religious affiliations and designed to benefit all children in a community, whether they have a sponsor or not, Plan International’s sponsorship programs aim to improve the well-being of all children, creating change that benefits not just one child, but the whole community.
If you’d like to find out more about how your support can create lasting change in children’s lives, head to our child sponsorship page.