Letter from the Editor
It’s a new year and a time for new beginnings.
Although the nights are the longest and the days are the coldest this time of year, we can’t help but be hopeful and excited about what is to come.
Because of donors and supporters like you, the future is brighter than ever. In 2017, we’ll continue to stand up for the rights of children, marginalized youth, and girls each and every day. We will continue to make progress, and we will continue to be determined.
Hope is not a substitute for complacency, however. Let’s continue to move forward with even greater passion and resolution. Because we don’t just hope to make a difference, we PLAN to.
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This Month's Articles:
These Seven People Planned to Make a Difference
Are you looking to make a difference in 2017? Perhaps these seven families can help you build a roadmap.
Through their partnerships with Plan International USA in 2016, they were able to bring about change for others and within themselves. Find out how.
Reasons to be Hopeful in 2017
As we close out one year and begin another, it is a time for reflection in the Plan International community. There are more reasons than ever to be hopeful.
Let’s take a look back at the moments of 2016 that make us optimistic about 2017.
Syrian Refugees: A New Start in Egypt
Thousands of Syrian refugees have started new lives in Egypt after fleeing violence and war in their home country. As they adapt to their new environment, many are overcoming emotional scarring.
Plan International is working with the Ensan Foundation, a Syrian-run academy offering schooling and psychosocial support for often vulnerable and severely war-affected children. Find out how the program is helping children and families.