Childreach is the U.S. member of Plan, a global, non-profit, child-centered development organization helping needy children and their families in developing countries since 1937. Our grassroots, community-based programs in five interrelated Domains -- Growing Up Healthy, Learning, Livelihood, Habitat and Building Relationships -- are without religious, political or governmental affiliation. We strive to increase understanding and unity among people of different cultures and countries, and to promote the rights and interests of the world’s children. Our vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people's rights and dignity.
Plan is a child-centered organization that works at the grassroots level with children, their families and their communities. The ultimate objective of our work is to make lasting improvements in the lives of deprived children.
We achieve this by actively involving the children in all aspects of our development programs. Projects are planned, implemented, and their results are evaluated at the level of the child. Families and communities contribute as much as they can of their time, labor, and their funds -- a value that can amount to more than half of project costs.
For more information, or to contact Childreach, see their website at: www.childreach.org
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Childreach Rocks with Rock in Rio
10 Nov 03 | Childreach/Plan was thrilled to be part of the kick-off event for the world's largest music festival - Rock in Rio for a Better World! Samuel Worthington, National Executive Director of Childreach/Plan, attended the kick-off event.
Children & Aids: African Religious Leaders Meet To Launch Continent-wide Campaign
01 Jun 02 | Childreach/Plan, partner in the Hope for African Children Initiative co-sponsors inter-faith event in Africa to address impact of AIDS on children. More than 120 senior African religious leaders convene today in Nairobi for a three-day assembly ...
South African Author Donates Book Proceeds to Childreach/Plan
01 Jun 02 | South African author and lecturer Nkosinathi Sibanda recently donated proceeds from his latest book of poetry, The Songs of Soweto, to Childreach/Plan.
Subtitled Poems from a Post Apartheid South Africa, Sibanda's book captures the difficulties ...
Closing The Gap For Children At Risk
09 May 02 | This May 8-10, the world's leaders, nongovernmental organizations, children's advocates, and children themselves will meet at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Children in New York.
After the Special Session on Children ...
East African Youth Journalist To Speak In Rhode Island
09 May 02 | On Monday, May 13, at 2:00 PM, Childreach/Plan will host a presentation by Geraldine Nyambura Kamande, a fourteen-year old journalist from Kenya.
Ms. Kamande's presentation will be held at Childreach/Plan, 155 Plan Way (off Jefferson Blvd) in ...
Plan: Working with Children Affected by HIV/AIDS
08 May 02 | In recent years, Plan's AIDS programs have provided voluntary HIV counselling and testing, assistance to people living with AIDS, counselling and psychosocial support to HIV-positive parents and guardians, and assistance to orphans and vulnerable ...
Childreach/Plan Participates in Global Forum for Children
08 May 02 | On May 8-10, Childreach/Plan representatives from the U.S. and around the world will play a key role at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Children.
Bringing the voices of children to this global forum, Plan will strive to ...
19 Apr 02 | I understand the importance of encouraging foreign governments to change their policies and develop a democratic environment.
However, placing restrictions on assistance to foreign governments means that resources will not reach the people who ...
Orphaned by AIDS in Africa: Hope for Millions of Children.
21 Mar 02 | Orphaned by AIDS in Africa: Hope for Millions of Children. Today, I would like to share with you one international NGO's perspective on the current realities of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care efforts in Africa.
Childreach/Plan Rated Among Top Afghan Relief Charities
01 Feb 02 | Childreach/Plan was among 18 relief charities included on a distinguished list issued by the American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP), a leading charity watchdog.
"The deepening humanitarian crisis is continuing to gravely affect Afghan civilians...
Exploitation of children
17 Dec 01 | Plan warns the Congress about the dangers of child traffickers for 'lost children', that is those born without being registered or receiving a birth certificate, of which Mouniratou and Manamaya are only two of the many cases. 'Thousands of ...
Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
20 Nov 01 | The rights of children were not guaranteed under international convention until 1989, when The Convention of the Rights of the Child was signed .
It addresses all human rights – civil, political, economic, social and cultural – but its basis is ...
International Organizations Join in Unprecedented Collaboration to Assist Africa's Children Orphaned by AIDS
29 Oct 01 | Hope for African Children Initiative to facilitate community-based programs: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invests $10 million; initiative to receive portion of proceeds from all-star "What's Going On?" The five partners in the initiative – CARE...
Plan Launches Afghan Crisis Appeal
18 Oct 01 | "The deepening humanitarian crisis is continuing to gravely affect Afghan civilians," according to Plan Pakistan Program Manager Haider W. Yaqub.
The government of Pakistan estimates that more than one million Afghan refugees could cross its ...
Rhode Island Student Participates in International Ceremony Remembering Children
11 Oct 01 | Seventh grader Jessica Barlas from Wickford Middle school in North Kingston, Rhode Island, was the official representative for Childreach/Plan at at Remember the Children: A Celebration held at the Lincoln Memorial exactly one month after the ...
Child Survival And Microfinance: Plan Is Awarded Three New Grants
03 Oct 01 | Washington D.C.- Plan's quality work in the areas of child survival and microfinance have been formally recognized on September 25 during a ceremony organized in Honor of U.S. Private Voluntary Organizations.
This year, Plan is proud to announce ...
Ramada And Childreach Launch New Buck-A-Stay Program
01 Oct 01 | With Ramada's new national Buck-a-Stay program, the hotel chain seeks to raise $75,000 to build 15 pre-schools in Honduras, one of Childreach's 43 program countries. Once the first $75,000 is raised for the pre-schools in Honduras, additional ...
Plan is Bringing the Voices of Children to the UN
01 Aug 01 | The United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Children will provided one of the most significant opportunities for world leaders to discuss the needs of children around the globe.
Plan International, a child-focused development ...
PLAN Promotes Child Survival Before U.S. Congress
15 Jun 01 | On May 23, Ms. Adja Mbaye, National Health Coordinator for PLAN spoke on Capitol Hill at a Congressional Briefing entitled Safe Motherhood: Helping Mothers Survive Childbirth.
The second congressional briefing featured Babu Ram Devkota, Child ...
Technology brings more voices to New York
13 Jun 01 | Children in El Salvador, Finland, Honduras and Togo were involved in the video conference together with representatives of governments, non-governmental organizations (NGO) and delegates from various countries attending the third Preparatory ...