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Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability
The decisions we make to help or hurt the environment have a big effect on our surroundings. Not only are our decisions changing our landscapes, but are affecting the livelihoods of people all over the world. Learn more about climate change and environmental sustainability, and what you can do to help.
YUGA: WASH: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
March 8 is International Women's Day, and March 22 is the World Day for Water. This month, we will take a look at the importance of having access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities (WASH). Learn more.
YUGA: The Presidential Perspective
Learn about President Obama's take on critical international issues, and how you can take action to get involved.
YUGA: Children in Conflict Zones
Children in particular can be significantly affected by armed conflict, and require special attention to be protected from the effects of war. Learn about the effects of armed conflict on children, and what you can do to help.
YUGA: HIV and AIDS - the Pandemic Affecting Millions
Worldwide, there are nearly 33 million people living with HIV. Learn more about HIV and AIDS, and then join YUGA's efforts to raise awareness of this devastating virus and encourage our world laders to take action!
YUGA: Giving Thanks, How YUGA Fundraising Makes a Difference
Thanksgiving is a time to recognize the many things that we can be thankful for, and how we can help give to others. As the saying goes, it is better to give than to receive; and YUGA has certainly experienced the joy of giving! Last year, YUGA raised nearly $20,000 for Plan projects around the world! Learn more.
YUGA: Global Poverty
Statistics of global poverty seem to be everywhere - reminding us of the desperate situations that billions of people find themselves in each day. But with all of the focus on this global crisis, what's really being done to solve it? Learn about what is being done to end the cycle of poverty around the world, and how you can help!
Year in Review
2010 Year of YUGA
YUGA members have been busy this year - in schools, communities, and around the world. Take a peek into what we've been doing over the past year, and get excited for what's to come!
YUGA: Inspirational World Leaders
There are many leaders in our world who have inspired generations of people to take action for various causes. From religious figures such as Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa; to political leaders such as Hillary Clinton and Nelson Mandela. People from diverse backgrounds have proven that it is possible to use one's unique skills and talents in order to change the world. Learn more about these inspirational world leaders and how you too can make a difference.
YUGA: Child Soliders
Today, there may be as many as 300,000 child soldiers in more than fifty conflicts around the world. Children that become child soldiers are often abducted from poor villages and forced to participate in violence. Oftentimes these boys and girls are forced to take drugs and wield dangerous weapons, and are frequently raped, beaten and abused. Learn what Plan is doing to stop this, and how you can help.
World AIDS Orphans Day is a grassroots campaign to draw attention to and advocate on behalf of the over 15 million children orphaned by AIDS. Learn what Plan is doing, and how you can help.
The 40th Anniversary of Earth Day is April 22, 2010. One of the greatest challenges we are all facing is related to global climate change. The problem may be daunting but there is plenty you can do. Find out what Plan is doing, and how you can help.
In terms of foreign policy, the US has long been considered a global superpower with tremendous influence in many areas including the economy, military and even culture. For these reasons, US foreign policy, or the way we interact with other nations, is extremely important here and abroad. Learn about the United States' role in the world and how our foreign policy affects the lives of others near and far.
Gender discrimination exists in many forms. Women and girls around the world are frequently denied access to an equal education, to employment, to property rights and to financial resources. Find out what Plan is doing to stop gender discrimination, how YUGA is helping, and what you can do to help.
A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti shortly before 5pm January 12th. The areas most affected are the South West and Central provinces, which have a population of over 2 million people. The most affected cities are Port-au-Prince, Carrefour and Jacmel. Plan has been working in Haiti for 36 years, and since the earthquake, Plan has been working around the clock to deliver aid. Take a look at what's been going on in Haiti & find out how you can help!