Chelsea FC Women have announced two new important signings ahead of International Women’s Day, with the club sponsoring girls in India and Indonesia as part of their Football for Change campaign with global charity partner, Plan International.
By sponsoring girls like Nisha and Bela, Chelsea FC #ChooseToChallenge gender inequality and discrimination – for a future where all girls are heard and their potential fulfilled.
Chelsea FC Women’s captain Magdalena Eriksson welcomed the announcement, “It’s great to be able to support girls like Nisha and Bela across Indonesia and India through Plan International’s sponsorship programme,’ she said. ‘We are thrilled to welcome our new signings to the team just in time for our game tomorrow.”
Nisha enjoys going to school as she likes to make new friends and learn Hindi poems. Child sponsorship is supporting Nisha’s community in India by promoting immunisation, installing water pumps, reducing child marriage and helping more children go to school.
Bela is part of Plan International’s sponsorship programme in Indonesia, where sponsored children and their families have been supported throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The support offered to the village includes providing cleaning equipment, stationery, school bags as well as many other services.
Chelsea’s latest signings follow the club’s support for the charity’s sponsorship communities in Colombia, Ghana, India and Thailand since 2015.
Every child deserves a fair start in life. But not every child is born with the same opportunities. And when you are a girl it is even harder to be safe, to be in school and to be in charge of your body. To help level the playing field, we are calling on Chelsea FC fans to support Football for Change by sponsoring a child.
When you sponsor a child, you will help to make sure children grow up in a safe environment where they can play, learn and thrive. You will see the difference you are making though the letters and drawings your sponsored child sends to you.