Support education through your will
Like you, we know the importance of education – of lessons that begin early and last a lifetime.
School is just the start.
We not only help keep girls in school, but we support them to build their confidence, gain skills and know their rights so they can follow their dreams.
Your legacy can provide the clean water that enables school attendance. A legacy that teaches income-generating skills to a young woman. A legacy that funds community workshops to ensure girls and children of all abilities are valued and safe.
Especially for a girl, education is the power to choose. She can choose when to marry and start a family on her own terms. She is given opportunities that can change her life.
After taking care of your family and friends, we hope you will pass on the power of education to children everywhere through a gift in your Will to Plan International Australia.
Together we can start the lessons that break the cycle of poverty.
Receive a complimentary Gifts in Wills Guide
To receive a complimentary Gifts in Wills Guide in the post, please fill out the form below. Alternatively, you can download a digital version of the guide.
Contact Emily Dudgeon, Key Relationships Manager – Gifts and Wills:
We look forward to answering any questions you may have about supporting our work through a legacy gift.
Receive a Gifts In Wills Brochure in the post
How to leave a gift or bequest in your Will
Whether you are creating a Will for the first time or updating an existing Will, it is very easy to leave a gift (bequest) in your Will to Plan International Australia.
After meeting the needs of your loved ones, your impact through Plan International can continue long into the future through your legacy. It is a good idea to discuss important aspects about your Will with your family and friends.
Suggested wording for your Will
Your solicitor may find it useful to be able to refer to our suggested wording when updating your Will. Simply ask your solicitor to insert the appropriate clause selected from the wording below:
“I give free of all duties or taxes…
[Please insert here the appropriate statement selected from the five options below:]
- the whole of my estate
- [insert number] percent of my estate
- the residue of my estate
- [insert number] percent of the residue of my estate
- the sum of $ [insert value of your gift]
…to Plan International Australia (ABN 49 004 875 807) for its general purposes. The official receipt of the organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executor.”
Write your will with Safewill
Plan International have teamed up with leading online Will writing service Safewill to give our Australian supporters the opportunity to write their own Will. Find out more about Safewill.
Hear From Our Supporters
Why CONNIE AND HANS ARE leaving a gift in THEIR wills
Growing up in West Germany after World War II, Connie and Hans know what poverty is like.
“My parents gave me the best education possible at that time. It created opportunities and enabled Hans and I to migrate to Australia … We felt that helping children get an education would improve their lives – as it had for us. So we began sponsoring a child in Nepal … It’s important to us that our support continues working into the future – for it to keep enhancing the health, life expectancy and prospects of marginalised children.”
“We have great confidence that Plan International will make good use of our gifts.”
Why Frouke is leaving a gift in her will
Frouke grew up listening to stories of how her mother’s family had hidden Jewish children in their home during World War II.
“My mother had a very strong social ethic and she was very caring. She passed on a sense of ‘this is just what you do’”.
As a former teacher and child sponsor of almost 40 years, Frouke said it made sense to leave a gift in her Will to Plan International Australia.
“My family will appreciate my money but there is enough to support my key areas of passion. They are certainly happy that I am doing it.”
Why Arun* AND JOTHI* ARE leaving a gift in THEIR wills
“The country we were raised in, India, is so poverty stricken. We don’t have kids of our own and we wanted to give back. To better the lives of kids already on the planet.
“If you educate the kids, we can change the face of India. There is nothing more powerful to change the future of a nation than educating the next generation.
“For girl children in particular, education will go a long way to removing stigma … It’s a wonderful feeling to know that you are not just living for yourself but you are making a difference to future generations.”
*Names have been changed. Image is of Sravani, 19, and Vyjayanthi, 19, members of the the Girls Advocacy Alliance in India.
Directing your gift
Plan International’s programs are created in consultation with children and adapt to changing environments.
While you are free to direct your gift towards a particular purpose, we suggest you do not limit your gift by making it specific. A flexible bequest will achieve maximum impact, even if it isn’t realised for decades to come – it can be directed towards communities in greatest need and support relevant, effective responses to changing contexts.
So your gift can be applied to our evidenced-based programs to create sustainable change for girls and their communities, our preference is for your gift to be directed to Plan International Australia for “its general purposes”.
If you have already included Plan International Australia in your Will, we would love to know so we can thank you for your generous support and the impact this will have for the children and families we work with.
Education changes everything
Lumasha, a mother of two from Kenya, came into contact with the Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA) – a program supported by Plan International that helps girls stand up for their rights.My main purpose in life now is to give my daughters a better childhood than I had. Thanks to this training, I can look forward to the future with confidence and hope
“It’s no exaggeration to say that this group saved my life,” Lumasha says. After attending the GAA, Lumasha understood a different life was possible. She also realised she had the power to give her daughter an education, opportunities and a safe home. She enrolled in a Plan International-supported seamstress course so she could become financially independent and pay for her daughters to go to school. This is the power of education.
A gift in your Will can help us continue our work with families like Lamasha’s all over the world, by training more teachers, stocking school libraries and empowering future generations to create lasting change for the whole community.
Our Bequest Promise
- Leaving a legacy is your decision and yours alone. We understand the decision is a personal one and you can choose to change your mind at any time.
- We understand that you likely want to take care of your loved ones first and we encourage you to discuss your intention with them before finalising your Will.
- We will use your gift wisely and cost effectively, working in partnership with communities and governments to ensure we have the greatest, most enduring impact for children.
- We’d love to hear whether you’ve included Plan International Australia in your Will so we can take the opportunity to thank you and plan ahead. But you don’t have to tell us if you don’t want to.
- If you do decide to tell us that you intend to leave a gift, we’ll keep you updated on our work in the ways that you prefer.