Like you, we believe that every child, no matter where they are born, should have access to everything they need to thrive. Yet right now, children are still going to school hungry and living in poverty. Girls are still missing out on an education, experiencing violence, and being married as children.
We won’t stop until every child can learn and grow to reach their full potential. Through a bequest in your Will, you can help us achieve just this. Like many of our supporters, you can take care of your loved ones first and create a lasting legacy – one that expresses your values by supporting children all around the world. We hope you will consider creating a gift in your Will to Plan International Australia. By doing so, building a better world for girls and all children becomes a part of your life story.
Learn more about how to leave a bequest in your Will to Plan International Australia.
To receive a complimentary Gifts in Wills Guide in the post from Emily Dudgeon, Key Relationships Manager – Gifts and Wills, please fill out the form below. Alternatively, you can download a digital version of the guide.
You can contact Emily on 03 9672 3615. We look forward to answering any questions you may have about supporting our work through a legacy gift.
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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.
Education changes everything
When you educate a girl, you’re not just changing her life or the life of her future children. You also change the life of others in her community, because she shows by example how – with the right support – anyone can be the first of their generation to be free, safe and equal.
This is the case for Lumasha, a mother of two from Kenya, who came into contact with the Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA), a program supported by Plan International that helps girls stand up for their rightsMy 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 train more teachers, supply tools for locals to build toilets and empower young women with vocational training.