Desiree Buitenbos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »