Letter from the Editor
It feels like all we did was blink. Is 2016 over already?
With another year in the books, it’s always important to take a moment to reflect on where we’ve been and where we'll go from here.
In 2016, we accomplished enormous feats. Together, we made vital strides in our ongoing mission to alleviate childhood poverty. We empowered girls and amplified the voices of youth everywhere. We developed and grew important partnerships with inspiring children.
2017 will be a momentous year for all of us. It will be Plan's 80th anniversary as an organization. While our mission has evolved since our refugee relief work during the Spanish Civil War inspired thousands of donors and sponsors, our objective is still the same: We believe the promise of children far exceeds the poverty they were born into.
Together, our journey continues. It will not be easy, but we are ready for the challenge. Let’s go!
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This Month's Articles:
Eight Photos That Prove You’re Making a Difference
Each and every day, Plan International USA partners with our donors and supporters to bring lasting change around the world. Here are eight photos that prove your partnership is impacting the lives of children and communities everywhere
100 Million Reasons to Act for Girls
Plan International has a new ambition for its work with all children, partners, and supporters during the next five years. Together, Plan is taking action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive.
Meet Alison: A Plan International Sponsored Child from Nicaragua
We gave 13-year-old Alison a camera to show us a day in her life. Alison rides her bicycle 10km to get to secondary school where she is in her second year. Plan refurbished her school and equipped it with new furniture and books.
Take a look at a day in her life or become a sponsor.