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Humanitarian aid organizations support people in crises and disasters through emergency aid and sustainable development cooperation all over the world. Plan International also works in these areas and advocates the protection, education and health of children around the world.

In addition to many international government organizations, such as the UN and the World Bank, there are also numerous non-governmental organizations (Engl. Non-governmental organization, NGO) in development cooperation. Some are church aid organizations, others are not bound to any denomination.

Plan International is one religiously and ideologically independent Aid organization. In Africa,Asia and Latin America, the Children's Fund campaigns primarily for the rights of children and especially of girl that are still disadvantaged in many countries.

Projects and programs

Aid organizations are worldwide with different projects in action. The framework ranges from the Improvement of the water supply and hygiene above Educational and nutritional programs up to Emergency and refugee aid.

The measures are based on the principle Helping people help themselves. In this way, the organizations help communities develop independently and responsibly. While working in the different areas, it is important that the organizations keep in touch with local governments as well as community members.

For Plan International, the countries are here Partner at eye level. The measures of the projects are planned and implemented together. At the heart of Plan’s work are the Needs of childrenwho live in the program areas. In its work, the children's aid organization focuses on several areas with which the lives of disadvantaged children can be fundamentally and lastingly changed.


Plan International's focus

  • School education and training
  • Prevention of malnutrition
  • Water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Fight poverty and generate income
  • Child protection and political participation of young people
  • Equal rights and empowerment of girls and women
  • Environmental and climate protection

So that you can get a better idea of ​​the various projects, Plan is available on the website exemplary project costs in front. This will give you a better idea of ​​what your donation will do.
Take a look through the project pages of Plan and find out how the organization works in the countries and supports the population. Interim reports are published for each project. There you can read which activities have already been implemented and which are planned for the future.

Control and Transparency

Independent quality controls accompany every aid project.
At the beginning, Plan International collects basic data. The current situation in the project regions is analyzed there. Finally, there is a detailed evaluation. This control process is of great importance. Because this makes it clear which measures have been successfully implemented. So can the organization provide effective help and their work continuously improve. These reviews will give you a clear understanding of what Plan is doing.

Recognized aid organizations carry itDonation seal from the German Central Institute for Social Issues (DZI). They work efficiently and sustainably and commit themselves to a true and objective presentation of their work. Their main features: transparency and confirmed credibility.

The main thing is to make the use of the donations transparent and understandable. The expenditure for advertising and administration may not amount to more than 30 percent of the total expenditure. The advertising itself must understandable and truthful be.

At Plan International Germany, spending on advertising and public relations is 13.7 percent. Administrative expenses are 4.7 percent. Plan works transparently, operates economically, provides factual and truthful information and has effective control and supervisory structures. in the Annual report you can read how much money the organization raised in the past financial year and what the donations were used for.

How can I get involved?

Aid organizations offer you many possibilities, to get involved. Take the initiative and support the work of aid organizations in many parts of the world!

You can sponsor at Plan International or Godfatherof a child or in Action groups help along. There you will clarify together with others about the work of Plan in Africa, Asia and Latin America and stand up for them Disadvantaged children's rights and families.

You can find them all here contact details and find out where and when the action groups meet regularly. Feel free to stop by a meeting and get to know the committed sponsors in your area.

You have many other options to support our work with your donation:

Would you like to sponsor a child? The Plan team in mentoring will be happy to answer all your questions about the Sponsorship and the on-site development programs.

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