Plan Nederland - former Foster Parents Plan
v. Boshuizenstr 12
1083 BA Amsterdam
|Tel||:||020 - 549 55 55|
|Fax||:||020 - 644 40 65|
1070 AL Amsterdam
Plan Nederland is part of the international organisation Plan, an independent development organisation dedicated to working with and for children. Plan beliefs that all children deserve their basic rights to health, education and a future where they can reach their full potential. Child sponsorship is the foundation of the organisation.
Plan was founded in 1937 by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge.
The aim of "Foster Parents Plan for War Children in Spain" (the name of the organisation at that time) was to take children away from war zones and provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil War. After the outbreak of the Second World War, they expanded their work to support displaced children throughout war-torn Europe. In the 1950s, as Europe recovered, it became increasingly evident that children in countries outside Europe also were in need of critical help. The organisation gradually began working with deprived children throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The organisation worldwide was renamed Plan to reflect its aim of bringing lasting improvement to the lives of children in need wherever they live, whatever their circumstances. Plan is one of the world's largest child-centred development organisations.
Plan works together with children and their families within communities in 45 countries (including India), to break down the barriers to the achievement of their basic rights, identifying problems and designing long-term solutions. Plan is funded through the generous donations of individuals, companies, trusts and governments in 15 countries.
For more information about Plan's work in among others India visit www.plannederland.nl