World Water Crisis
Description: 663 million people around the world do not have access to clean drinking water.
Here, we describe the barriers many communities face, and the consequences they endure as a result.
Plan International is committed to improving access to clean water all around the world. In 2016 alone, Plan helped develop 7,891 water points.
16 Mar 2017
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Description: Meet Vai, a Plan International sponsored child from Southeast Asia whose life is changed by an inspiring connection with her sponsor in New York. Today, more than 1.5 million children are sponsored through Plan, but many more are waiting for heroes like you. When you become a sponsor, your tax-deductible contributions are pooled to support community-led, self-sustaining projects that address urgent needs in your sponsored-child’s country. This maximizes your impact, allowing you to develop a meaningful boned with a brave, determined child, while improving the lives of many. You are moments away from changing lives: https://www.planusa.org/sponsor-a-child.
30 Jan 2017
Description: For a full decade, we've been proud to share a belief with Hobsons that education is key to a brighter future. We thank them for their incredible partnership.
Here is a special message from some thankful students in #Peru:
23 Dec 2016
Description: This year, you made a powerful impact on the lives of many children. Thank you fall all that you've done!
21 Nov 2016
Description: Hope is powerful and life-affirming — it creates opportunities to thrive. When you give a Gift of Hope, you give girls access to education, help children receive urgent medical care, provide struggling families the means to grow food and earn a living, and so much more.
15 Nov 2016
Description: Where do you go when you need to go? For most of us that's an easy question to answer. We have bathrooms in our houses, schools, workplaces and public spaces. But for many people around the world, the answer is not so simple.
There are currently over 2 billion people who do not have access to sanitation facilities. In fact, more people today have a mobile phone than a toilet. When people don't have toilets, clean water and a way to wash their hands, its very easy for disease to spread. Globally, diarrhea is the second biggest killer of children under five.
15 Nov 2016
Description: Children in Kenya thank Hobsons for their support in helping them learn!
07 Nov 2016
Description: Vanesa, 8, is a Plan International sponsored child from Ecuador. We gave her a camera to show us a day in her life. In Ecuador there are still many differences between boys and girls. Plan International is working to teach children about their rights and gender equality.
We are also teaching children how to prepare themselves in the event of a disaster such as an earthquake through the Risk Free Zone project. Vanesa is now no longer afraid because she knows what to do in an emergency situation.
02 Nov 2016
Description: A #Plan project in Kenya helped to refurbish/rehabilitate classrooms at two schools, as well as supply new desks, and new private (sex-separate) latrines. The project was made successful with the generous support of Hobsons, an organization with a mission "to connect learning to life by matching students to opportunity across a lifetime of education decisions."
31 Oct 2016
Description: Meet Nancy, 12, a Plan International sponsored child from Honduras. We gave her a camera to show is a day in her life. Plan International's sponsorship program has helped Nancy learn about her rights. She now knows that all girls share the right to participate and have the same values as boys.
We are helping children in Nancy's community through the provision of scholarships, education kits and school furniture. In Honduras, many people living in rural areas do not have adequate sanitation facilities. Plan is supporting people by helping them construct toilets and safe cooking facilities.
28 Oct 2016
Description: Stephanie, 13, is a Plan International sponsored child from Haiti. We gave her a camera to show us a day in her life. More than half the population of Haiti live in extreme poverty. At least one in four children suffer from stunted growth due to malnutrition. Access to water and sanitation is also a critical issue for many people living in rural villages.
At Stephanie's school, Plan International has installed water tanks for washing and drinking and child-friendly toilets with separate cubicles for boys and girls. Stephanie wants to become a nurse when she is older so she can care for people - young, old and poor. She would like to help her community move forward.
27 Oct 2016
Description: Plan International is working to gather data about the lives of the millions of invisible girls around the world so we can measure progress.
06 Oct 2016