Ever wonder just how your donation made here in Canada is then used to realise sustainable, transformative change in developing countries? Want to know what Plan's work, "community development", actually means, and how it's helping real people on the ground? Come and see for yourself!
Why should you travel with Plan?
When you give a gift of $10,000 or more to Plan, you will have the unique opportunity to travel with a group to visit a developing country, experiencing first-hand the impact of donations like yours in action. For more information at any time, even if you're just exploring the idea (no commitment required, we're always happy to chat!) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-9201654, ext. #219.
I can hardly find the words to describe what this trip meant and still means to me. It was, truly, the journey of a lifetime.
Lisa, Plan donor who travelled to see Plan's work in West Africa.
What does a life-changing trip look like?
In November 2015, a group of Plan International Canada’s Leadership Circle donors went on the adventure of a lifetime! They travelled to Cambodia to see the impact of their generous donations - witnessing firsthand some of Plan Internationals’ programming in action. Not only did they visit three schools that their donations helped to support, where they planted trees and drew pictures with the children, they also saw several sanitation and livelihood projects. Watch the slide show below to learn more about this wonderful travel opportunity.
Plan Donors visit Honduras
In 2014, a group of Plan donors travelled to Honduras to see their Plan donations in action. The group visited two primary schools they helped to build, along with other community projects improving life for children and their families. Watch the video below to see their transformative travel:
Plan Donors visit Ghana
In 2012, a group of Plan donors took a journey to see Plan's program work in Ghana. The group visited the primary school that their generous donations helped to build. Watch the video below to hear about their life-changing experiences:
Ask yourself: What is the greatest gift you can give someone?
In 2011, a group of donors travelled with Plan to visit the primary school they helped make possible in Rwanda. To welcome the group to the community, hundreds of children greeted them with signs, traditional dancing and songs; a young boy offered some special words: "Thank you for believing in us!" Watch the video below to hear from donors like you what the visit was like:
Plan encourages you to visit the work you fund through project donations – to realise the full impact of your gift, where it matters most! When we organise a group trip for Plan Canada donors, we incorporate not only incredibly rewarding time spent in the communities visiting the work you've helped make possible, but also some time seeing the local sights and tourism "must-do's". This makes for a unique, once in a lifetime trip we hope you will enjoy with us!
Timing, costs, and other details
Plan does not incur any travel expenses. All travel costs will be paid by the travellers, over and above any donation you so kindly make. Plan will assist you with logistics; please note a valid passport, appropriate health preparations, and child protection clearance will be required.
In addition to this unique and very rewarding travel opportunity, there are many other ways in which Plan can help to make your donation feel meaningful. You will receive regular reporting to update you on the progress of your project and how your gift is making a difference, as well as access to a designated staff member to answer any questions you may have.
Whether you decide to take a trip or not, making a special gift to Plan's work is immensely fulfilling. Learn more about Plan International Canada's Leadership Circle.