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Child protection

The protection of children is a central issue for which we at Plan International are consistently committed. You too can help to protect children and support our projects against child trafficking, child labor and violence. Or advocate for birth registration and the global enforcement of children’s rights.

Education and training

Providing children worldwide with a good quality and appropriate education is an important goal of our children’s aid organization. Get involved in our educational projects and help provide children with a basic education, from early childhood education to school graduation. Your donation offers children and young people a perspective.

Health

For a healthy start in life, Plan International supports primary health care for children and mothers. Plan International and its partners also strengthen health systems and provide information on nutrition, hygiene and diseases. Give children the chance of a healthy life and support our health projects.

Water, sanitation and environment

In many developing countries, poor hygiene and contaminated water cause diseases that reduce life expectancy. Together with the communities, Plan International organizes the supply of clean drinking water and latrines, and provides training in hygiene and environmental protection. You too can support our approach with your project donation.

Income security

A secure family income is a prerequisite for children to grow up healthy and attend school. Therefore, Plan International lays the groundwork and gives families access to vocational training, microfinance projects and savings groups. Support the basic needs of families with your donation.

Disaster preparedness and humanitarian aid

We at Plan International conduct training in kindergartens and schools to prepare girls and boys in a child-friendly way for a possible disaster. This way, children are prepared for emergencies and can better protect themselves and their belongings. Support our disaster preparedness projects and save lives.

Participation of children

In many countries of the world, children are not perceived as equal participants in society. We give children a voice and work to ensure that their needs are heard and respected in the community. You too can support the participation of children and support our projects with a donation.

Sexual health and protection against HIV

In the context of reproductive health care, we at Plan International are committed to ensuring that young people have access to contact points that provide them with age-appropriate information about contraception, family planning and HIV/AIDS. Support our education work and promote sustainable sexual health projects with your financial donation.

Chickens for a chicken farm in Zambia

In Zambia, climate change is having a devastating impact and threatening the livelihoods of the population. More than 60 percent of people live in rural areas and work in agriculture, mostly for self-sufficiency. In recent years, poor harvests and low yields have plunged many families into poverty. To counteract this, we train young women and men in agricultural professions that provide a good income even in times of climate change, such as sustainable agriculture and poultry farming. The aspiring poultry farmers receive chickens, feed, feed dispensers and materials for the construction of chicken coops. In addition, the women and men are trained in raising and caring for the animals. This gift supports the training and equipping of young men and women for a career in chicken farming.

Goats for a goat farm in Malawi

The risk of droughts and other weather extremes due to climate change has increased significantly in Malawi. This has far-reaching consequences for the country. In times of drought, crop yields decline, food prices rise, and lack of access to food and water threatens the livelihoods of many people. We want to strengthen the livelihood and resilience to the effects of climate change of these people. Since livestock farming can provide a regular income even in times of climate change, we offer farmers the opportunity to participate in a training program for goat breeding. They learn how to keep the animals in a species-appropriate way, how to protect them from diseases and how to run a farm. In addition, all participants receive four goats and a ram as well as a set of medicines to treat the animals in case of illness.

School backpacks and books for children in Uganda

In Uganda, only 40 percent of children can read and write after 7 years of elementary school. Primary education is crucial for the children’s lives. They lack learning materials, teachers and equipped classrooms. In our project, we provide children with access to quality education. For this purpose, we equip children, teachers and classrooms in elementary school with the most important materials. Depending on the needs, we build classrooms, train teachers and start school campaigns. Because many children cannot read and write properly, we support them with modern reading and learning books, a school backpack and pencils. The books are designed to help children learn to read as vividly as possible. In order to stay on the ball during the pandemic, all students will receive materials to take home.

Llamas for Bolivia

Bolivia – Donate a llama and support youth and young adults in Bolivia. In the rural regions of Bolivia it is difficult for young people to find paid employment. Our project "Vocational perspectives for young people" enables young people and young adults to build up a professional existence by keeping llamas. The breeding of llamas is a good source of income, especially in rural areas. In different trainings young women and men learn how to raise and care for llamas. The wool of the llamas can be used, for example, to set up weaving mills and to make clothing and handicrafts. With this gift you enable young people to secure their livelihoods. At the same time, the income helps them to improve the health care and educational opportunities of their families.

Sheep breeding offers good income opportunities in rural regions

Bolivia – The breeding of sheep is an important source of income, especially in the rural regions of Bolivia. Give the gift of a sheep to support youth and young adults in Bolivia. Our project "Vocational Perspectives for Youth" enables youth and young adults to build a professional livelihood by keeping sheep. Sheep breeding is a good source of income, especially in the rural regions of Bolivia. In various training courses, young women and men learn how to produce fodder and raise sheep properly. The wool from the sheep can be used to build weaving mills, for example, and to make clothing and handicrafts. With this gift, you will help young people secure their livelihoods and improve health care and educational opportunities for their families.

Menstrual hygiene kit in Laos

In the rural regions of Laos, there is often a lack of sanitary facilities and clean water. This has negative consequences for the hygiene situation. In addition, girls and women often cannot afford sanitary pads and tampons and therefore make do with emergency solutions, such as scraps of cloth or the like. We support girls and women in exercising their basic right to hygiene by distributing washable and reusable sanitary towels and expanding the water supply. With this gift, you support the distribution of a menstrual hygiene kit and menstruation education.

Savings group Malawi

The risk of droughts and other weather extremes due to climate change has increased significantly in Malawi. Crop yields decline, food prices rise. This threatens the livelihood of many people. To build the resilience of local people, we encourage the creation of microenterprises and savings groups. To this end, the basics of saving and financing are taught. The savings groups allow families to save money together and get small loans for investments.

Growing fruit and vegetables improves the children's health

Peru – The first years of a child’s life are of crucial importance for its physical and mental development. In Peru, however, many children suffer from malnutrition. That is why we support 600 families with children under the age of five, so that they can secure their livelihoods and feed their children healthily. Parents take part in training courses on organic farming and healthy nutrition. Because the cultivation of fruits and vegetables improves the health of children. Families will also receive support in spatial and temporal planning of sowing as well as efficient use of their cultivated areas for fruits, vegetables and cashews. With this gift you help to improve the nutrition of the children in Paucartambo and to secure the livelihood of the families.

Beekeeping for Zambia

In Zambia, climate change has devastating effects and threatens the livelihood of the population. More than 60 percent of the people live in rural areas and work in agriculture, mostly for self-sufficiency. In recent years, poor harvests and low yields have plunged many families into poverty. To counteract this, we are training young men and women in agricultural professions that will provide a good income even in times of climate change. This includes sustainable agriculture and poultry farming, and also beekeeping. In their education, the future beekeepers are trained in beekeeping and the handling of bee colonies. They will also learn how to make honey and wax and market the finished products. With this gift you support the training and equipping of young men and women for a career in beekeeping.

School desks for new classrooms in Uganda

130 children in a single classroom -this is everyday life in many schools in Uganda. It is not uncommon for classes to be held outdoors, as the few classrooms have significant structural deficiencies. Often there is also a lack of teaching materials, well-trained teachers and school furniture. To provide better learning conditions for the children, we are building new classrooms and equipping them with desks, chairs and blackboards. In every school, we build separate toilets for boys and girls according to gender. Water catchment systems will also be installed and school grounds will be fenced off to provide more safety for children. This gift will enable children to attend school and access quality education in Uganda.

Abolition of FGM

In Mali, female genital mutilation is still very widespread. The negative health and psychological consequences for the young girls are enormous. We therefore promote social change by working with community members to abolish female genital mutilation. For this reason we conduct workshops with traditional communicators. Because of their social position, they are able to address even the most taboo topics, such as the consequences of female genital mutilation, and open the discourse for change. Training with communicators allows us to build relationships with communities and educate community members about the consequences of female genital mutilation. With this gift, you will support training to abolish female circumcision.

Teaching materials for teachers

In Uganda, only 40 percent of children can read and write after 7 years of elementary school. Primary education is crucial for children’s lives. They lack teaching materials, teachers and equipped classrooms. We want to give children access to quality education. To this end, we will provide primary school children, teachers and classrooms with essential materials such as z.B. Blackboard, chalk, workbooks and pencils. Depending on the needs, we also build classrooms, train teachers and launch school campaigns. With this gift you support primary school children to exercise their right to education.

Construction of mother-child wards in Laos

In Laos, the health situation of mothers and young children is often inadequate. Poor health care means that women often give birth to their children at home without medical care. In order to improve this situation, we are building three new health centers with mother and child wards and sanitary facilities. In addition, we are building six new mother-child wards at existing health centers. With this gift, you join us in supporting the construction of mother and child wards for a healthy start in life.

Promote school enrollment

The first years of life have a decisive influence on the physical and mental development of a child. In Cambodia, however, only 15 percent of children attend preschool or kindergarten. Parents are often unaware of the importance of early education. We want to change this situation by building more than 1.Enabling 000 children to receive early childhood care and support. We are building 25 preschools and equipping them with sanitary facilities, playgrounds and water supplies. We train educators in pedagogy and child-centered teaching methods. With this gift, you will support children in Cambodia to receive early childhood care and support.

School gardens and reforestation in Guatemala

In our rural project areas in Guatemala, heat waves and droughts repeatedly lead to crop failures. Especially young children are affected by malnutrition. Poverty forces many families to overexploit natural resources, especially forests, causing irreversible damage and further exacerbating the negative effects of climate change. In our project we improve the living conditions, promote food security as well as mother-child health. We support young mothers in particular to enable their children to grow up healthy. 40 project schools participate in reforestation campaigns and plant school gardens. Thus, the children learn a lot about raising fruits and vegetables and about a healthy diet. This gift promotes environmental protection and food security in the dry corridor of Guatemala.

Child is happy about a provided goat

Bolivia – In the rural regions of Bolivia, young people often find it difficult to find paid employment and thus a source of income. Our project "Vocational perspectives for young people enables adolescents and young adults to build a professional existence by keeping goats. The breeding of goats is a good income opportunity, especially in rural areas In various training courses, young women and men learn how to raise and care for goats. The milk of the goats can be used by the young people for the production of cheese and thus secure income opportunities for themselves. With this gift, you enable young people to earn a living. At the same time, the income helps them improve health care and educational opportunities for their families.

Tree nurseries for climate protection in Zambia

In Zambia, climate change is having a devastating impact and threatening the livelihoods of the population. Drought, dryness and deforestation are stressing the forests. At the same time, the rural population depends on wood as a source of energy. To counteract this, we promote, among other things, the reforestation of local forest areas and conduct campaigns on environmental protection. We train young women and men on topics such as environmental and climate protection. In cooperation with the Ministry of Forestry, we are developing regulations on the use of forests to prevent destructive deforestation. For the reforestation we cooperate with schools. School children grow the new trees and thus learn the importance of environmental protection and sustainability. This sustainable gift will help project communities reforest their forests. At the same time, you strengthen climate protection and people’s livelihoods.

Festival for a circumcision-free village in Mali

In Mali, about 80 percent of girls and women are circumcised. Often the girls and women affected are confronted with negative consequences for their health and sexuality for the rest of their lives. Female genital mutilation is a deeply rooted tradition. Ending this practice often takes several years. All the more the celebrations of the official abolition of female circumcision in one community attract a lot of attention. So it’s not just the villagers who take part in it. Neighboring communities are also invited and coverage is given in local print and broadcast media. With this gift you support the celebrations of the abolition of female genital mutilation in a village and send an important signal also to the surrounding communities.

Training for midwives

In Laos, there is often no adequate health care for pregnant women and newborns. Poor health care means that women often give birth without medical care. We train midwives so that they can provide preventive examinations for pregnant women and nutrition and hygiene counseling in the communities. As part of the project, they attend training sessions lasting several days to improve their medical knowledge: on prenatal and postnatal care, obstetrics, newborn care and treatment of malnutrition. With the skills they acquire in the trainings, they can build good relationships with pregnant women and encourage them to seek medical care at a health center for childbirth. With this gift, you support a healthy start in life.

Equipping a school counseling center in Vietnam

Digital violence is a widespread problem in Vietnam. Children and young people in particular are frequently affected by online harassment. One reason for this is the lack of education on the safe use of the Internet and sexual rights. In our project, we aim to empower youth to use the internet and social media freely and safely. To do this, it is important to educate young people about their rights and teach them digital skills. At the same time, there is a lack of effective and easily accessible protection and reporting mechanisms, so that victims often do not report cases of abuse. With this gift you support the education of young people as well as the equipment of the school counseling center to create a comfortable and protected atmosphere.

Sanitary facilities for schools in Guatemala

Guatemala is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters. The impact on the population and the country’s infrastructure is severe. With our project we improve the living conditions in the rural project areas Baja Verapaz and Quiche. In 40 schools, we are renovating the sanitary facilities and designing them to meet sustainability criteria and hygiene standards. For example, rainwater is used to flush the toilets. At the same time, hygiene measures are improved and opportunities for hand washing are created. With this gift you support the improvement of the health of students and teachers as well as the sustainable use of the scarce resource water.

Tablet for a school club in Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the countries with the highest internet access rate in the world. A large proportion of the population are active social media users, including many girls and boys. But in addition to opportunities, the Internet also presents a number of security risks at the same time. Children and young people are particularly often victims of digital violence. A reason for it is the missing youth-fair clearing-up for the safe use of the Internet and to sexual rights. In our project, we want to enable young people to use the Internet and social media freely and safely. In this context, we organize trainings for school clubs on cyber security and digital skills. To make the knowledge transfer as vivid and interactive as possible, we equip the school clubs with tablets. This gift will support the distribution of tablets and cybersecurity education for children and teens.

The attendance of girls and boys in preschool is very important for their future. This is because the first years of life have a decisive influence on the child's physical and mental development / Picture comes from a similar project in Laos / © Plan International

In Cambodia, only 15 percent of children between the ages of three and five attend preschool or kindergarten. The first years of life have a decisive influence on the physical and mental development of a child. Parents often don’t realize the importance of attending preschool or kindergarten. We are tackling this and building 25 preschools in the project region of Stung Treng and Ratanakiri. We equip the preschools with sanitary facilities, playgrounds and water supply. We also train young men and women in pedagogy and child-friendly learning methods. We also encourage parents to send their children to the preschool. This gift will help support early childhood care and education for children up to age six in Cambodia.

Training a teacher on cybersecurity in Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the countries with the highest Internet usage rate in the world. A large part of the population are active social media users:inside. In addition to opportunities, the Internet also offers a number of security risks at the same time. Children and adolescents are particularly often victims of digital violence. One reason for this is the lack of youth-oriented education on the safe use of the Internet and sexual rights. In our project, we want to empower young people to use the internet and social media freely and safely. It is important to involve teachers and parents in the project activities. We train 900 teachers on child protection on the Internet and the teaching of digital media skills. The teachers then pass on their knowledge to their students and their parents. The teachers also receive training materials such as information brochures.

An evening against FGM

The abolition of female genital mutilation is an intergenerational task. We work with older community members who act as respecters, as well as village leaders, parents, youth and children. Having a say over one’s own body and self-determination is an important step towards abolishing female genital mutilation. Events are held regularly at the youth center, where young women and men can participate and share their experiences. The Youth House provides a safe environment so that all issues can be discussed openly. The evenings are supported by the local youth authority and trained ambassadors. This gift will support an evening at the youth center to educate young people about the consequences of female circumcision and their rights.

Training in sustainable agriculture in Zambia

In Zambia, climate change is having a devastating impact and threatening the livelihoods of the population. More than 60 percent of the people live in rural areas and work in agriculture, mostly for self-sufficiency. In recent years, failing harvests and low yields have plunged many families into poverty. To counteract this, we strengthen the ability of community members to adapt to the consequences of climate change. Sustainable agriculture and new farming methods will improve soil fertility and prevent further soil degradation. In addition, the communities receive seeds for drought-resistant plants. With this gift you support the education of young women and men in sustainable agriculture in Zambia.

We support families with children under five

Peru – women have few opportunities to earn a living on their own. Therefore, we support mothers through entrepreneurial trainings where they implement sustainable, environmentally friendly business ideas. Many mothers and also fathers are trained in entrepreneurship and supported to implement sustainable, environmentally friendly business ideas. Promising business models will then receive career starter packages with materials and tools. In the case of a clothing manufacturing company, this can include wool and materials for ecological dyeing. This gift will support the provision of a career starter package for a family to start their own small business.

Reading events promote reading skills in Nepal

Nepal – Give the gift of a reading event at a school. In Nepal, only 76 percent of children attend elementary school. The province of Karnali is one of the poorest regions in the country, with an above-average number of children not attending school. In our project "Safe and inclusive schools in Nepal" we provide children in Karnali province with access to quality education. Because many children cannot read and write properly, we promote their reading skills and organize reading events at the 80 project schools. Children and parents learn together how important reading is and what it means for the future. With this gift you support the children who are encouraged by the event to learn to read well and correctly.

Reading corner Nepal

Nepal – Donate a reading corner at a school. In Nepal, only 76 percent of children attend elementary school. The province of Karnali is one of the poorest regions in the country, with an above-average number of children not attending school. In our project "Safe and inclusive schools in Nepal" we provide access to quality education for children in the province of Karnali. Because many children cannot read and write properly, we promote their reading skills by setting up reading corners. There, the children can borrow books and take them home to continue practicing there. All books and workbooks are designed with children in mind. With this gift, you support the establishment of a reading corner with book lending at one of the 80 project schools.

Measures for safe schools also include regular disaster preparedness drills

Nepal – Give the gift of safety to school children in times of disaster or emergency. Nepal is repeatedly hit by natural disasters, such as severe earthquakes. The consequences are hundreds of thousands of destroyed or badly damaged houses, including numerous schools. Schools play an important role in the protection of children. In our project "Safe and inclusive schools in Nepal" we provide children in Karnali province with equal access to safe schools and quality education. To this end, we are implementing protective measures at 80 preschools and elementary schools. This gift will support the safety of school children in the event of a disaster or emergency. Disaster preparedness drills are held regularly in all project schools so that children know what to do in an emergency.

School competition against FGM

In Mali, we work for the abolition of female circumcision and the empowerment of young women. To achieve our goal, we are partnering with various groups of people in the community. Especially young people play a central role in this process. To eliminate female genital mutilation in 24 villages in Mali, we work with educators and parents to raise awareness about the dangers of female genital mutilation so they actively advocate for abolition and sexual empowerment. Through the school competitions we reach a large number of participants. By writing and performing plays, poems and songs, the children learn their rights and how to stand up for them. As part of the performances, we exchange information with families, friends and acquaintances on this topic. In this way, we reach the entire community and work towards a holistic social change to abolish female genital mutilation! With this gift, you will support a school drive and education for children and community members.

Veterinary kits for Bolivia

Bolivia – Empower young women in Bolivia with an independent source of income by giving away veterinary kits and workshops for aspiring veterinary assistants. In Bolivia’s rural regions, young people often find it difficult to find paid employment. Our project "Vocational perspectives for young people Enables youth and young adults to build a livelihood through animal husbandry. Veterinary care also plays an important role in this process. We therefore train young women to become veterinary assistants. They receive veterinary kits with veterinary medicines and veterinary instruments for their work. A veterinary kit contains, for example, minerals, antibiotics, disinfectants, syringes and various surgical gloves and masks. With this gift, you enable young people to secure their livelihoods. At the same time, we help them improve their families’ incomes, health care and educational opportunities.

To improve the hygiene situation, we distribute hygiene boxes in the communities. © Plan International / Image is from a similar Plan project in Malawi...

40 percent of the world’s population does not have access to hand-washing facilities. Basic hygiene items are also in short supply in many places. In our global efforts to contain the coronavirus, we therefore focus primarily on improving hygiene and educating the population. In addition to setting up hand-washing stations in high-traffic locations, we also distribute hygiene boxes throughout the communities. They include soap, educational flyers on the coronavirus in local languages, and other hygiene items such as toothbrushes and toothpaste for one person at a time. In addition, the hygiene boxes also contain menstrual pads, as we prioritize the distribution of the hygiene boxes to adolescent girls and young women. The menstrual pads are mainly to provide the young women in a curfew with necessary products when they get their period. Together with local production and the money they earn themselves, women can survive isolation well and are independent. Your donation will be used for the hygiene box and related measures described here. You thus help to better protect the people in the project communities, especially girls and women. Attention: The income flows into a global hygiene pot and, if necessary, also benefits other projects in the field of hygiene.

EWith a hand-washing station, we enable community members to wash their hands properly. © Plan International

In the world’s poorest countries, around three quarters of the population have no access to places where they can wash their hands. The same goes for children and teachers in about 50 percent of schools. They are particularly at risk of contracting dangerous diseases. To protect against the novel coronavirus – as well as other infectious diseases such as cholera – we are setting up hand-washing stations in schools, health and child protection centers, and other heavily visited places. In addition, we educate the communities about important hygiene practices and behaviors to protect against the virus. Your donation will be used for the hand-washing station and related activities described here. By doing so, you support the international fight against the spread of the coronavirus and help to better protect the people in the project communities. Attention: The proceeds go into a global hygiene pot and, if necessary, also benefit other projects in the field of hygiene.

A girl from Niger proudly shows off her portable radio, which she received from Plan International

Hygiene and knowing how to protect yourself are critical to survival in the fight against COVID-19. In our global measures to contain the coronavirus, we are therefore focusing primarily on improving hygiene and education in our program areas. To protect against the coronavirus – and other infectious diseases such as cholera – we are distributing crank and solar-powered radios to households and communities without electricity or Internet access. So, in cooperation with local authorities, they receive vital, verified information on how to deal with the virus quickly and in their local language. At the same time, the radio is used to broadcast other key messages about child protection and education. Your donation will be used to provide a radio and important educational activities. You are supporting the fight against the spread of the coronavirus and helping to protect the people in the project communities. Note: The proceeds will go into a global hygiene pot and will also benefit other hygiene projects if needed.

The solar modules can be used for lighting, for example

Bolivia – In the rural regions of Bolivia, young people often find it difficult to find paid employment and thus a source of income. In our "Career prospects for young people" project, we enable young women and men to improve their professional skills and economic situation. We support young people in setting up businesses that produce, for example, cheese or wool. In return, we promote the use of solar energy, because Bolivia is one of the countries with the highest solar radiation in the world. Solar panels can be used for lighting, processing products and packaging process. With this gift you support the purchase of a solar panel for a young company in Bolivia.

Water for families in Bolivia

Bolivia – Donate the construction of a water collection system for a family in Bolivia. In Bolivia, despite economic growth and investments in infrastructure, many rural areas are lagging behind positive developments. Young people have a hard time finding work and the water supply is poor, especially in rural areas. We also improve the water supply in remote villages. Among other things, agricultural areas are to be irrigated and the animals supplied with drinking water. In addition, rainwater is collected on the roofs of the houses. Water collected there is transferred to tanks that can hold up to 10.000 liters. With this gift you support the construction of a water collection system for a family.

Reusable pads

Female menstruation is still a taboo subject in Mali, and not much is said about it. Many young women are limited in their ability to go to school when they have their period because they fear that traces of blood will show on their clothes. Therefore, we train so-called ambassadors, who learn how to produce reusable sanitary towels in workshops and pass on their knowledge. We are also working to improve hygiene conditions so that young women can pursue their right to education even during their menstrual period, and also for better knowledge about female menstruation. With this gift, you enable young women to make reusable sanitary pads for themselves. In this way, they can also exercise their right to education during their menstruation.

Workshops on healthy nutrition

Peru – many young children suffer from malnutrition and anemia. We would like to show 600 parents how they can feed their children healthily. In return, they take part in training courses on ecological agriculture and healthy nutrition. They also learn a lot about the importance of different nutrients and what to look for when feeding young children. Cooking together, they put what they have learned into practice. This gift will support the implementation of a workshop on healthy nutrition for parents and health workers in the province of Paucartambo.

Training as a mountain guide in Bolivia

Bolivia – Donate training for young women that will enable them to work as mountain climbers. In the rural regions of the country, it is particularly difficult for young people to find paid employment. Especially in the project regions Altiplano and Tarija in the Andes, there are only a few companies that offer young people work. The project region is very popular with mountaineers and offers many opportunities for guided trekking tours and trips. In their training, which lasts a total of two years, the young women learn the basics of mountaineering and how to deal with tourists. Focus of the training is tour guiding and trekking to the lagoons in the highlands. With this gift you support the training of a mountain guide for one year and help young women to secure their income.

Hygiene kit for a family in Guatemala

Climate change in Guatemala repeatedly leads to prolonged droughts and floods. In the rural project regions of Baja Verapaz and Quiche, this often leads to crop failures. This and the poverty of large parts of the population threaten the food security of many families. In addition, there are the consequences of the Corona pandemic with its high health risks and severe economic cuts. In our project, we improve living conditions in the rural project areas of Baja Verapaz and Quiche. We promote nutritional security and mother-child health, and especially support young mothers to help their children grow up healthy. In 40 project communities we conduct workshops on child-friendly nutrition and hygiene. This gift will help distribute hygiene supplies to families in need. At the same time you contribute to the fight against the Corona pandemic in the project regions.

Thorough hand washing with soap and water is one of the most important measures to prevent corona infection. © Plan International / Anne Ackermann / Image is from a similar Plan project in Uganda

Washing hands properly with soap goes a long way in the fight against COVID-19. However, 40 percent of the world’s population has no access to hand-washing facilities and is thus acutely threatened by the virus. To protect against infectious diseases such as the new coronavirus or cholera, we are setting up local hand-washing stations, so-called tippy-taps, in our project and program areas. The Tippy-Tap is operated by a foot pedal, which triggers the flow of water. No taps need to be touched, and water use is very efficient – especially important in areas where clean water is scarce. We also provide water canisters and soap and educate communities about important rules of conduct to protect against diseases such as the coronavirus. Your donation will be used for the Tippy Tap and related activities described here. You are supporting the fight against the spread of the corona virus and helping to effectively protect people in project communities. Please note: The proceeds go into a global hygiene pot and are also used for other projects in the field of hygiene, if required.

With your donation you help children in crisis situations

Around the world, the number of crises is increasing: Famines, diseases, natural disasters and wars threaten the health, livelihoods and future of millions of. In times of Corona crisis, our emergency aid is urgently needed worldwide. Our disaster relief focuses on supporting affected children. Because in unclear situations, they are often the victims who receive the least attention. Our emergency aid works quickly and unbureaucratically in the areas of humanitarian aid, supply of hygiene articles, drinking water, food and medicine. In the current corona crisis, we are also focusing on education on how to behave during the crisis. We also provide emergency shelter and building materials. We are also setting up protection zones for children and providing psychological care. We also provide funds to rebuild homes, schools and infrastructure, and we initiate comprehensive disaster preparedness projects. With the gift "Emergency aid Support our emergency relief fund, which makes it possible to provide children and their families in emergency situations with relief supplies quickly and without red tape.

Plan Donations Helping Girls

Globally – We are committed to a more equal world, where girls and boys have equal access to health, education and a voice in society. Because young women and girls, especially in developing countries, are often more disadvantaged from birth than boys are. Worldwide, nearly 62 million girls of primary and lower secondary school age are out of school. If girls of upper secondary school age are included, the figure is 130 million girls. Every year, 14 million girls under the age of 18 are married off. More than 130 million girls and women worldwide are circumcised – with more than three million girls estimated to be circumcised each year. That’s why we are committed to the protection, education, health and income security of girls and young women. With the gift "Help for girls" you support our girls fund. This helps to improve the development opportunities of girls by providing targeted aid and to strengthen their rights in the long term. You support our sustainable projects to combat female genital mutilation, to protect against sexual violence and exploitation, and to promote education for girls.

The Special Projects Fund can be used to implement important projects, for example to improve the supply of clean drinking water

We are committed to a world where children are treated with dignity and respect, where they are free to shape their future and develop their full potential. Your rights are the focus of our work. Together with girls and boys, their families and the communities, we are actively working for a lasting improvement in living conditions. We focus on helping people to help themselves and on the active participation of all community members in the projects. With the gift "Help for children support our special project fund. This supports projects related to birth registration, child protection, education and clean water and health.

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