Plan International is the global charity partner of Chelsea Football Club. Chelsea is one of the most popular soccer clubs in the world, competing in the most-watched competitions globally. Our partnership uses the power of soccer to help some of the world’s poorest children to fulfill their potential. For the next three years, Chelsea will support our work around the world, raising funds and awareness for Plan International.
Champions of Change
Together, Plan and Chelsea are developing a soccer themed program, Champions of Change, engaging young people in Colombia, with the goal to establish more sports-based programs around the world.
We will use the positive power of soccer to:
- Teach both boys and girls about equality, respect, and tolerance;
- Combat stereotypes about gender – helping girls to be confident and able to have their say and teaching boys to be respectful and supportive;
- Support girls to be confident about their rights, which can help them stay in school longer, marry later, and enjoy the chance to fulfill their potential; and
- Work with teenagers through the appeal of soccer and popularity of Chelsea, who might not otherwise get involved in a philanthropic project.
After implementing the project in Colombia, Plan will expand our innovative approach to other countries across Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Together, Plan and Chelsea will work to improve the lives of thousands of young people around the world.
Chelsea favorite and Club Ambassador Carlo Cudicini is a proud supporter of the partnership. Carlo Cudicini said: “I’ve seen Plan International’s work for myself, and I’m proud to support the life-changing project Plan International and Chelsea FC are working on in Colombia.”
We warmly welcome The Blues to the United States for the International Champions Cup in July and wish them the very best of luck.
Keep up-to-date with our Chelsea partnership and soccer-themed programs by liking Plan International USA on Facebook and following Plan International USA on Twitter #PlanCFC.