Desiree Buitenbos

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Meet the girl with one leg who walks 4 hours to get to school

| Sep 30, 2019

Adela was born with 1 leg and must walk 4 hours to get to school. Meet this inspiring girl and see why she will stop at nothing to learn and succeed. Read more »

7 reasons why millions of children are out of school

| Sep 10, 2019

263 million children, adolescents and youth are out of school worldwide. Find out what’s holding them back and see 7 major barriers to children's education. Read more »

Where it’s taboo to talk about sex, this teacher refuses to be silent

| Jul 30, 2019

In Ecuador, pregnancy among girls under 15 increased by 78% between 1990 and 2009. Meet a teacher who is working with students to reduce these statistics. Read more »

What pregnancy looks like in 10 developing countries

| Jun 19, 2019

99% of pregnancy and childbirth related deaths occur in developing countries. See why this is happening and how access to healthcare can help save lives. Read more »

4 serious health consequences of child marriage

| May 20, 2019

Child marriage increases the risk of violence, illness and even death for girls. See 4 of the serious health consequences of child marriage. Read more »

Nearly married at 12: meet the girl who stopped her own wedding

| Apr 17, 2019

At 12, Yekaba almost married a stranger nearly twice her age. But she knew her rights to say "no" to child marriage. Find out how she stopped her weddding. Read more »

Why these 3 leaders are vowing to end child marriage

| Feb 27, 2019

Meet 3 bold and inspiring women from around the world and see why they will stop at nothing to end child marriage – for good. Read more »

5 common myths about FGM

| Feb 4, 2019

There are many misconceptions about the harmful – and at times fatal – practice of FGM. Here are 5 of the most common FGM myths debunked. Read more »

From sponsored child to agricultural expert: Ronald’s story of success

| Jan 30, 2019

Watch how Child Sponsorship enabled Ronald to kickstart his own thriving pig farm, unleashing potential years later. Read more »

The inspiring young men working to end sexual harassment in Uganda

| Jan 7, 2019

80% of girls don't feel safe in Kampala. See how Plan International is working with men and boys to make the city safer and help end sexual harassment. Read more »

Meet Michael – the man who delivers mail to sponsored children

| Nov 28, 2018

Wondering who delivers your mail to sponsored children? Well, it’s probably someone just like Michael! Meet the man who delivers your heartwarming letters. Read more »

Holiday gift guide: 8 affordable gifts that give back and defy normal

| Nov 22, 2018

A holiday guide to gifts that give back: perfect gift ideas from Plan International Canada’s Gifts of Hope for the friends and family on your shopping list. Read more »