For the Plan International USA community, 2017 was a landmark year.
In our 80th year as an organization, it was a time to celebrate and recognize all that we have achieved and are achieving—in the past and in the present.
Together, we’ve provided relief to refugees, broken the cycle of poverty for children and communities around the world, and taken steps toward equality everywhere.
In 2017, we continued to strive for girls’ rights and gender equality. Together with activists of all ages, we took action against child marriage and gender-based violence, and we worked to ensure all girls have access to an education.
Our work is not finished. In 2018 and beyond, we’ll continue to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Our journey is constant – and we’re glad you’re on it with us.
Is your New Year’s resolution to give back to children and communities around the world? Tell us about it on social media! Use the hashtag #PLANtastic!
This Month's Articles:
30 Years of Sponsorship and Journeys
Plan International USA sponsor Richard Moody has been sponsoring children—and traveling to see them—for 30 years. Find out how he has built connections with sponsored children through visiting them and learning about their countries and cultures.
A Momentous Year for Girls’ Rights
2017 has seen some groundbreaking wins for girls’ rights. Here's how activists all over the world are changing the tide in areas like child marriage, girls’ education, and much more—and find out how the Plan community is helping.
Helping Children Return to School in El Salvador
When her teachers noticed she was older than the other children in her class, they encouraged her to take part in a program developed by Plan International and the Ministry of Education. Find out how the program supports girls and boys who have dropped out of school or fallen behind in their lessons.