Desiree Buitenbos

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How empowering girls benefits everyone

Plan International strives for a just world that advances children's rights and equality for girls. See how empowering girls can change the world. Read more »

A new source of hope in Kita: How access to clean water is helping girls like Hawa

See how Plan International Canada’s Community Sponsorship program is changing lives by providing families in Kita with access to clean water.  Read more »

Laying the foundation for dreams: Fathers and sons share their hopes for the future

Find out how Plan International Canada’s Community Sponsorship program is removing barriers to help fathers and sons dream of a brighter future.  Read more »

Child-friendly spaces help refugee children be children

How Plan International’s child-friendly spaces are helping refugee children overcome adversity through learning, laughing and playing.  Read more »

Chance of a lifetime: One couple’s adventure to meet their sponsored child

From Alberta to the Philippines: a couple travels to meet their sponsored child and see the impact of their long-time support to Plan International.  Read more »

4 reasons why a million children are at risk as El Niño ravages Ethiopia

El Niño is behind Ethiopia’s worst humanitarian crisis in years. We look at how droughts and flooding are challenging children’s survival.  Read more »

Spread the Net inspires a small school to give back in a big way

How the Spread the Net Student Challenge inspired students from Macville Public School  raise close to $12,000 to help prevent malaria in Africa. Read more »

#BringBackOurGirls, 2 years later: a reminder of the barriers to girls’ education

On the anniversary of #BringBackOurGirls, we take a closer look at why so many girls in Nigeria struggle to get an education. Read more »

Long-time child sponsor sees remarkable change in every visit

Rose Caicco, a long-time Plan International Canada donor, sees the benefits of Child Sponsorship every time she visits the Dominican Republic. Read more »

The Nepal earthquake: 3 women who are making a difference – thanks to you!

3  stories about how Plan International is helping women in Nepal learn new skills and challenge gender inequality following the 2015 earthquake. Read more »

Opening the doors to a strong, healthy future in Kita

New healthcare and maternity clinics are up and running in Kita, thanks to Plan International Canada’s generous Community Sponsors.  Read more »

World Water Day: 10 facts you didn’t know about water

Lack of access to clean water affects millions of people globally. Here are 10 fascinating facts you didn’t know about water.  Read more »