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Michael Waring becomes lead donor in Hoang Su Phi

No stranger to international development, Michael Waring became involved with Plan 11 years ago when he sponsored a child in Vietnam.

Throughout his tenure with Plan, he has contributed to many school building projects primarily in southeast Asia, but this endeavour is by far his greatest both fiscally and personally.

Michael knows the difference these community projects make for the children. “I have travelled to many developing countries and have seen for myself Plan’s work in action,” he says.

Over the next four years Michael’s gift will primarily be channelled towards education initiatives in Hoang Su Phi. It will also contribute to improving health, water/sanitation, and child protection.

“Plan has the expertise to help transform the lives of children,” says Michael. “Of that, I have no doubt.”

We are proud to showcase Michael as our founding donor, and have compiled some images of his trip to the community in May 2010.

Michael is welcomed by the family of his sponsored child in Vietnam


Michael reads over letters he sent to his sponsored child – she had a folder with over 10 years of communication


Michael sits down to a typical Vietnamese dinner with Plan staff after a day of visiting communities in Hoang Su Phi


Hoang Su Phi is so remote that to access it you need a motorbike and a good pair of hiking boots



Michael and Plan staff member Pum Thang


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