GEZE provides sponsorships for children in need throughout the world
To mark its 150th anniversary, GEZE sponsored 150 needy children from all around the world – and will now sponsor another child every year. In cooperation with the children’s charity Plan International, the company wants to help to improve the living conditions of children, young people and their families.
Plan International helps in more than 50 countries around the world
Plan Germany manages almost 380,000 child sponsorships. © Plan International
Plan International is one of the oldest children’s charities. It operates in 50 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and is independent of any religious or political affiliation.
In the development cooperation field, Plan International funds sustainable and child-focused self-help projects primarily via sponsorships and also via individual donations and public funds.
Girls receive special support to give them the same opportunities as boys. Plan Germany manages almost 380,000 child sponsorships.
Plan International has been working specifically for the needs of girls since 2003, so that they have the same opportunities as boys worldwide. © Plan International
Girls need special support
To achieve lasting improvements in the living conditions of the children, young people and their families and local communities, Plan concentrates on the areas of education, health, child protection, participation, the provision of microfinance, and disaster relief.
Plan International has been working specifically for the needs of girls since 2003, so that they have the same opportunities as boys worldwide. On the initiative of Plan International, the United Nations have declared 11 October as World Girls' Day. Every year on World Girls' Day, Plan International draws attention to the concerns of girls and the obstacles they face.
Two boys in the Cotopaxi region in Ecuador's highlands
Many villages in the Andes are isolated from each other and have neither electricity nor sanitation. Elvis and Esteban, both ten years old, say the cold is the most difficult thing about living in the highlands. © Plan International
Youth clubs in Rwanda
Plan International has set up youth clubs in schools in Rwanda. Here, children have the opportunity to discuss issues that they are concerned about, talk about their feelings and support each other. © Plan International
Sexuality awareness and education in Rwanda
In the youth clubs, participants receive information, among other things, on the topic of "sexual and reproductive health and rights". This includes sex education, HIV prevention, family planning or prevention of genital mutilation of girls and women. © Plan International
Children in a school in Cambodia
Plan International has been active in Cambodia since 2002 and supports children in exercising their right to education. One important goal is to increase completion rates in primary schools. © Plan International
Girl in Peru
Peru imposed one of the strictest and longest corona lockdowns in Latin America very early on. As always, it is the girls who suffer the most from the effects of crises. © Plan International