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EMPOWER GIRLS ACROSS THE WORLD
All over the world girls are denied their basic rights, their education and the opportunity to live an innocent childhood. Instead, many are forced out of school and into marriages that often result in young pregnancies. There are 12 million child brides every year – that’s 23 girls every minute.
But there's hope. Right now, World Vision Child Sponsors are standing with girls in almost 100 countries. When you sponsor a girl, you break the cycle - and give her the chance to reach her dreams. We're looking for 1,000 special people from across the UK to sponsor 1,000 girls by 11 October - International Day of the Girl. By taking action today we can stand with girls and change their future. Can you be part of this movement?
Be one of the thousand sponsors - Stand with her
Maybe you'd like to sponsor one of the children below instead? Alternatively, you can try a different search or call our Supporter Care team on 01908 84 10 10 who can help you with your original search.
Hello, my name is Memuna
Gender: girl | My age: 6 |
My home: Tegloma, Sierra Leone
My birthday is on the 7th January and I have 2 sisters. My favourite game is playing with toys. In Tegloma life is hard for children like me. But sponsor me today and you can change my world for good.Sponsor Me
12 million girls
get married every year
Our girls' clubs are empowering girls to say 'NO'.
64 million girls
are working instead of learning
We help parents earn a better income and send their girls to school.
500 million women
around the world are illiterate
With support and girls' facilities at school, this generation can get a good education.
Meet girls whose lives have been transformed
These young women faced situations whilst growing up that no child should have to face. But today, each one is empowered to learn and thrive, thanks to sponsors – people just like you – who make World Vision’s work possible.
Teriano – Fighting for education
Teriano persuaded her father to let her finish school instead of becoming a bride at 14 years old. With support from her World Vision sponsor, she is the first university graduate in her village in Kenya.
Sonam – From rag-picker to student
In a slum in New Delhi, India, there’s no running water and families live on one meal a day. Instead of going to school, 14-year-old Sonam worked as a rag-picker, sifting through rubbish for anything useful or tradeable. Today, though, she’s learning how to read and write.
When you sponsor a girl...
...you partner with us to give her the opportunities that might otherwise be denied her.
Your sponsorship can help a girl gain an education - and it has a ripple effect. Children born to an educated mother are 50% more likely to survive past 5 years old. The change lasts for generations to come.
World Vision has almost 70 years of experience in empowering children to reach their dreams. By sponsoring a girl, you give her an education, as well as empowering her community to make lasting improvements in areas like healthcare, clean water and family incomes. We stand apart with our holistic, long-term approach that changes a child's whole world.
Be part of this change.