Global Girls Foundation
The Global Girls Foundation is an independent philanthropic foundation created by Plan International to support its mission.
Plan International was founded over 80 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children. See how our organisation has developed since then.
Plan International was founded over 80 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children.
Today, we are a global organisation that is active in 75 countries to advance children’s rights and equality for girls. Over the 5 years from 2017-2022 our ambition is to transform the lives of 100 million girls.
The organisation was set up by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge in 1937, with the original aim to provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil War.
Langdon-Davies conceived the idea of a personal relationship between a child and a sponsor – a model that puts the child at the centre, and remains the core of what we do.