Desiree Buitenbos

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Building safer, more resilient communities in Myanmar

See how Plan International is training 1,000 children in the Rakhine State of Myanmar in lifesaving disaster risk management.  Read more »

10 inspiring photos of girls playing sports around the world

10 inspiring photos of girls who are challenging gender stereotypes and creating positive change through sports in their communities. Read more »

Giving back to her community: Meet Florence, a Plan International volunteer

Florence is a Plan International volunteer based in Liberia. See how her dedication to her community is helping sponsored children thrive.  Read more »

Why we’re saying farewell to 100 communities in Paraguay

After years of Plan International programming, these 100 communities now have the tools they need to continue to move forward on their own. Read more »

Taking the journey of a lifetime: 5 things to know before visiting your sponsored child

Thinking about meeting your sponsored child? Here are 5 things you need to know before visiting a Plan International community. Read more »

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 »

Helping refugee children hang on to childhood in the midst of crisis

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 »