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June 2013: Plan International USA Wants to Hear from You!

June 1, 2013

Trivia Question

Do you know which Plan country is home to the first zoo?

Putting Water, Sanitation, and Education on Our Wedding Registry

Meet Rachel Glickman and Jacob Lebowitz. Last summer, they chose to Give Differently by registering for a development project with Plan rather than a traditional wedding registry. This is their story...

We were married at a summer camp on the Chesapeake Bay. As well as doing the standard wedding activities like dancing and well-wishing, our guests spent the weekend zip-lining, canoeing, and navigating the ropes course.

Our venue wasn’t the only aspect of our wedding to veer from the norm – we also chose to “register” for a development project with Plan International instead of any of the tableware or kitchen goods that stock traditional registries. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to encourage charitable giving as a way to honor our marriage.

Read the full story.

Letter from the Editor

In May, Plan was the proud recipient of the Roll Back Malaria Award from West Africa's Roll Back Malaria Network. The award recognizes Plan's long-term commitment to improving the health of children under the age of 5 in each of our 12 regional program countries in West Africa.

While we are certainly proud of this accomplishment, we couldn't have done it without you, too!

Your generous support has helped to educate and train community workers, distribute over 19 million insecticide-treated bed nets, provide diagnostic equipment, and administer anti-malarial medicines to expectant mothers to eradicate existing parasites or aid in the prevention of new infections.

Despite all of these efforts, there are more children who still need help!

Learn how you can help deliver life-saving health programs to the women and children who need them the most, wherever they may be around the world.

Help Keep Kids in School

Every day, tuition and school fees, language and cultural barriers, distant or overcrowded schools, and dangerous commutes are keeping children out of school.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Your gift of $25 can provide a child with a legal identity – a birth certificate or card that will allow them to gain access to an education. A larger gift can pay for a child’s tuition fees, school supplies, and a school uniform so they won’t be sent home once they have arrived.

Visit our Protection and Education page for other ways you can send a child to school!

What's New?


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Featured Video

Protect a Girl: Stop the Injustice
Every year 150 million girls suffer sexual violence. Find out how you can protect their innocence.

 

All About Girls

Because I am a Girl Ambassador, Urmila, was recently injured at a sit-in against the Nepalese domestic slave system.

Now recovered, Urmila speaks about her experience at the demonstration. Read More.

Our Latest Award Belongs to You, Too!

In May, Plan was the proud recipient of the Roll Back Malaria Award from West Africa's Roll Back Malaria Network. The award recognizes Plan's long-term commitment to improving the health of children under the age of 5 in each of our 12 regional program countries in West Africa.

While we are certainly proud of this accomplishment, we couldn't have done it without you, too!

Your generous support has helped to educate and train community workers, distribute over 19 million insecticide-treated bed nets, provide diagnostic equipment, and administer anti-malarial medicines to expectant mothers to eradicate existing parasites or aid in the prevention of new infections.

Despite all of these efforts, there are more children who still need help!

Learn how you can help deliver life-saving health programs to the women and children who need them the most, wherever they may be around the world.

Recipe of the Month

Come y bebe is a fresh fruit drink perfect for a hot summer's day! View the recipe here.

 

Trivia Answer

The earliest zoo was discovered in Egypt. With 112 creatures in total, the menagerie dates back to 3500 BC!

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