Letter from the Editor
The Plan International USA community is diverse: We’re made up of passionate supporters, donors, and sponsors as well as dedicated practitioners and youth activists. And let's not forget the children and community members where we work. We're global and intergenerational.
Seemingly, we all have a different purpose:
Child sponsors form remarkable connections with their sponsored children to help them and their communities build better lives. Activists advocate for equality at community and national levels. Girls go to school every day to eventually transform the lives of their families and themselves. This month, a group of 26 remarkable female entrepreneurs and leaders are attending Plan’s Global Women in Management workshop to learn how to build businesses and organizations that will have a positive impact on their communities.
However, while we come from different places, backgrounds, and experiences, we have one overall goal in mind: We want to change lives for the better.
Together, we’ve been transforming lives for 80 years, and we’re showing no signs of slowing down!
The Global Women in Management 66 workshop is underway, and participants are sharing their experiences on social media. Follow #GWIM and #WomenLeaders to see how the workshop is going!
This Month's Articles:
I Was Almost a Victim of Child Marriage
Sanita was able to stop her own child marriage. Now, she’s working with Plan International to do the same for others in Indonesia.
Read her inspiring story, and find out how she plans to bring about real change.
Young Women Uniting Through Soccer
A Plan International USA project focusing on soccer in El Salvador is helping girls like Jessica learn and grow.
It is also transforming gender roles and promoting gender equity.
The Children Left to Fend for Themselves
Constant conflict and upheaval in South Sudan and surrounding countries have left many children, like Ihisa, without parents.
Plan International is working to support children and communities affected by what the United Nations has called the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.