July 2015

Uplift with education In this edition…

Education has the power to lift a child out of poverty, and so do you. Sponsor a child today and help unlock their true potential.

Hennock in class
The power of sports
Saving more moms and babies
An early start in rural Rwanda
The girls of Hatibandha, today
Sponsored child comes full circle
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Not just a game: The power of sports
A mother with her baby in Zimbabwe Can sports really help change the world? In the spirit of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, explore how sports can be a powerful tool for change, benefiting children worldwide.

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More than a number: lifesaving care for moms and babies
A young boy excitedly participates in class. Since 2011, we’ve been implementing special health projects to help save more women and their children. Now, the results are in and we’re proud to share the BIG outcome!

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Laying the groundwork for change in rural Rwanda
A young boy excitedly participates in class. School may be out for the summer in Canada, but watch and see how excited these children are to be getting an early start on their education in Rwanda!

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Then and now: The girls of Hatibandha
Girls from Hatibandha hoist their cricket tournament trophy In 2013, we introduced you to the community of Hatibandha, its girls and their challenges. Now, we’d like to show you the incredible ways their lives have improved!

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Former sponsored child comes full circle with Plan
Roberto, current Plan staff and former Plan-sponsored child from Haiti. Over 35 years ago, Roberto benefitted from Plan’s Child Sponsorship. Now, he’s giving back to his community in Haiti, through Plan. Here’s his inspiring story:

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