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Our Vision

We don’t just hope to make a difference, we plan to.

Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people's rights and dignity. 

Our mission is to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of vulnerable children in developing countries by:

  • Enabling children, their families, and their communities to meet basic needs and to increase their ability to participate in and benefit from their societies;
  • Fostering relationships to increase understanding and unity among peoples of different cultures and countries; and
  • Promoting the rights and interests of the world's children.


We invite you to join us in this important cause to make the world a better place.

You can hope to make a difference.

You can want to make a difference.

Or you can plan to make a difference.

Our name is not an accident. Because while our hearts may have led us to this work, our minds are why we are good at it.

Every day, in more than 50 countries, Plan takes on some of humankind’s most heartbreaking and intractable issues in deliberate, relentless, and bold fashion. We focus those efforts on children because it is right. But also because it is smart. Because when we strengthen the health, knowledge, and resilience of a child, it doesn’t just transform her life, it has ripple effects that carry through her family, her community, and ultimately, her nation.

No, this is not easy work. Progress is rarely measured in days or weeks but rather years and generations. But there is no work we’d rather be doing. Because we don’t just want to change the world.

We plan to.

Plan to make a difference!

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