Sponsor a child in Egypt

Sponsoring a child in Egypt with Plan international is one of the easiest ways to improve the lives of all children and to make sure girls have access to equal opportunities.

 

By becoming a child sponsor, you guarantee a child – and all children in their community – have everything they need to grow, learn and plan for their futures.

 

Child sponsorship helps tackle the root causes of discrimination, exclusion and vulnerability, and support some of the world’s most vulnerable children to thrive.

Key Challenges for children in Egypt

 

  • Currently there are over 200,000 refugees and asylum-seekers living in Egypt, the vast majority fleeing from Syria.
  • Sexual harassment and gender-based violence continues to be a serious problem for girls and young women, especially in urban areas.
  • Over a quarter of the population lives below the poverty line.
  • Seventeen percent of girls are married before their 18th birthday and 2% are married before the age of 15.

How your support is helping create safer cities for girls in Egypt

 

Girls in Cairo are often harassed on their way to school — on public transport, when passing local businesses, or by boys or men waiting at the school gates. Our Safer Cities program is empowering girls and young women to work with their communities and the authorities to make their city a safer place. The program is also equipping girls with the skills they need to protect themselves against harassment, and encouraging them to speak out if they are harassed.

“By raising awareness among young people through Safer Cities, we’re creating a future where no one will have to drop out of school or be harassed,” explains Donia, a participant of Safer Cities in Cairo. “Girls have the right to an education too. We have the right to do everything boys do.”

Yes, I’ll sponsor a child in Egypt and support a whole community to thrive

Sponsor a child in Egypt