As part of this series of articles, its worth taking a few moments to talk about Plan International. They are one of the oldest childrens charities in existance and work in 50 countries all across the world. The started originally during the Spanish Civil war by a British journalist, John Langdon-Davies and an aid worker, Eric Muggeridge. I was very impressed with the operation, in Uganda – all local employees with minimal overheads. We travelled to a number of plan projects over the course of a few days and the obvious rapport and connection with the local people was intense and incredible.
I pulled out this image for particular mention –
Each of these files represent a child waiting for a sponsor. And this was just one container of many at this one site in one corner of Uganda. For more informmation on the excellent work by Plan International, see their website www.plan.ie