Stories from change-makers in Sudan

Razan Tiagi
Sponsor Girl In Sudan
Razan describes herself as a committed Afro-Arab feminist activist.
She is passionate about sexual and reproductive health and rights and challenging the harmful gender norms that are at the root of issues like female genital mutilation and child marriage. She is a member of the Women Deliver Young Leaders program as well as a Global Youth Influencer with Plan International.

Razan eats, sleeps and breathes gender equality activism. She is a medical student at university in Sudan, and is a key member of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association, the largest student-led organization in the world.

Young people like Razan play a critical role at all levels of Plan International USA’s work, both in the U.S. and in our program work abroad. As part of our child-centered community development approach, we work with youth, their families and their communities to identify problems and implement solutions. In this way, young people are more than just program participants. They’re program partners, driving the changes they want to see in their communities.
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Sponsored Child In Sudan
Tiagi is a 9-year-old boy with disabilities who is a South Sudanese refugee. He lives in the Al Redais Camp in Sudan, which is home to over 20,000 people.
During the conflict in his home country, he lost both of his parents and fled across the border with his grandmother.
When he arrived at the camp, Tiagi always sat alone feeling shy and afraid, until he was encouraged to attend a child-friendly space run by Plan International Sudan and local partner organization El-ethar.

“Gradually, Tiagi started playing soccer with his peers,” his grandmother says. “Then later, he started to attend all the sessions in the child-friendly space, and learned many skills and became a popular leader and a good friend to all of the children.”

Tiagi’s integration in the child-friendly space encouraged the families of other children with disabilities to send their children to the child-friendly space. In fact, four other children with disabilities have since started attending the child-friendly space and are benefiting from playing and learning with their peers. By integrating with their peers, children with disabilities have been able to gain strong social skills and make new friends.
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Plan International has been working to improve children’s lives in Sudan since 1977.

Our work in Sudan

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Office & operations

Plan Sudan’s country office is located in Khartoum, and we work in the regions of Alaga, Darfur, Ed Duweim, and Guli, Kassala, North Kordofan, River Atbara and White Nile.

Technical areas

Health, water and sanitation, education, skills and work, protection, humanitarian response

Number of sponsored children

As of June 30, 2022, people like you sponsor 23,873 children in Sudan through Plan International.

Why sponsor with Plan?

Gender equality is a fight we must all take on together. Through sponsorship, you can change lives and create long-term impact in communities.

The full circle of Fate

When you sponsor a child through Plan, you form an incredible friendship.

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But that’s just the beginning. With Plan, you also have the unique opportunity to:

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Send them birthday gifts and cards.

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Give them special holiday presents called Little Treasures.

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Subscribe them to Plan’s educational kids’ magazine, Sunny Days.

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Arrange a visit (pending any travel restrictions), with individual travel assistance from us.

Each gift offering is safely hand-delivered by us, and given to your child with personalized cards from you. It’s likely that the child you sponsor will have never seen anything like these gifts, and with the exception of Little Treasures they’re available year-round to make the bond between you and your sponsored child even stronger.

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