Sponsor a Girl, Change the World
Poverty is sexist
Around the world, twice as many girls than boys will never start school.
Globally, that’s 65 million girls who are not in school.
Many of these girls are orphans, without family or support to help them get to school.
Poverty is sexist; it tells girls that their education is not as important as boys’ education. It tells them that they don’t deserve to learn, to sit behind a desk and get a good education. It steals girls’ curiosity, and tells them that there is no childhood for them; only housework, hard labour or child marriage.
When you sponsor a girl, you empower her to escape poverty
When you sponsor a girl to go to school, have a loving home and a safe place to live, you stand against poverty. Sponsoring a girl tells young girls that they matter; that their education is so important that someone on the other side of the world cares enough to make sure they are provided for.
But sponsoring a girl goes beyond helping just one individual.
When you sponsor a girl, you uplift whole communities, for generations to come.
This is because women face unique challenges, from child marriage to infant mortality to the spread of disease. Educating girls means that they will grow into women who understand these challenges, and are empowered to overcome them.
Educating girls also means that they’re far more likely to grow into women who can become employed at a higher salary, raising the income of their household in turn. UNESCO found that for every year that a country's average years of schooling increases, its long-term economic growth increases by 3.7%.
With our Orphankind appeal, you can sponsor a child for just 50p a day. With your generous support, we can make sure that orphaned girls and boys get all the opportunities you’d want for your own family, providing nutritious meals, clothes, healthcare, a dedicated guardian, a loving home, and an amazing education in the best local schools we could find. We work on a where most needed basis, helping both girls and boys who really need our help.
Sponsor a girl today and help her to lift herself out of poverty, and in turn uplift her whole community.
When you sponsor a girl, you change the world.
WEDNESDAY 7 NOV 2018