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June 4, 2010

Plan USA eNews: June 2010

Plan in the news

Prioritize South Sudan’s technical, vocational trainings say researchers
For Haiti’s children, school is also a place to heal
Danish-based company, Nature Planet rebuilds school in Indonesia


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Letter from the editor

Plan USA is pleased to announce that our website now has a brand new look and feel!

We invite you to visit the new today, and see some of the new and exciting features on our homepage.

Our new website now features a “featured country” section that will rotate weekly and provide up-to-date information and articles from the countries in which we work. You can also find the most recent news articles about Plan, information on our program work – and even get the latest news updates through our live Twitter feed!

We hope that you enjoy our new website and encourage you to send your comments to

Thank you for your continued support!


Sponsorship news

Read about sponsors' trip to visit their sponsored child A sponsor family's visit to the field
Plan sponsors Margaret and Dick discovered what a rewarding and life-changing experience it can be to visit a sponsored child. Read about their trip to visit their sponsored child Yenis, and learn about how they're helping Plan install hygienic latrines in Nicaraguan schools.
Read about their visit>>


Stories from the field

Plan helps women in Ethiopia improve their economic security Investing in Ethiopia's women - video
See how Plan is working with women and families in Ethiopia to improve their economic household security, by building their income and assets and acquiring the skills they need to secure a livelihood.
Watch the video>>

Plan helps to bring free healthcare to Sierra Leone Plan helps to bring free healthcare to Sierra Leone
Last month, the Sierra Leonean government announced a new policy that will provide free healthcare to more than 1,500,000 women and children. Learn how Plan is helping support and implement the new healthcare program.
Learn more>>

A success story

Successful reconstruction after the Myanmar cyclone Successful reconstruction after the Myanmar cyclone
Plan is winding down relief and recovery efforts in Myanmar, 2 years after parts of the country were devastated by Cyclone Nargis. Read about how Plan helped to rebuild lives in Myanmar.
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Because I am a Girl: Preview of the 2010 report

This report, Girls in Cyberspace: Dangers and Opportunities, will examine both the challenges and empowering possibilities facing girls when accessing ICTs (Information Communication Technologies). This preview was presented at the international conference, 'Adolescent Girls: The Cornerstones of Society,' held by UNICEF and the New School in April.
Read the preview>>