Plan International (Plan) is one of the world’s leading charitable organisations specifically focused on children.
Plan International (Plan) is one of the world’s leading charitable organisations...
Established in 1937, Plan International is one of the world’s leading development organisations specifically focusing on children. Headquartered in the U.K., Plan is working in 56 developing countries, concentrating on making lasting improvements to quality of life in the areas of health, education, environment and livelihood with funding from 21 fundraising offices. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
KPMG China has been an active supporter of the ‘Because I Am A Girl’ (BIAAG) campaign since 2015. BIAAG is a global campaign advocating girls’ rights and the protection of girls in developing countries from violence, abuse, discrimination and inequality.
Since 2015, we have taken part in ‘Plan International Hong Kong Youth Conference’ jointly hosted by Plan and the Department of Asian and International Studies of City University of Hong Kong. Plan invited our people to facilitate the discussion for young people to exchange ideas, and reflect on the plight of girls in many developing countries and how to prevent their suffering. The conference helps nurture global citizenship among the youth who are the driving force of our future society.
In 2017, our colleagues participated in ‘Run For Girls’, a charity run co-organised by Plan and Cosmopolitan to raise funds for disadvantaged girls in developing countries.
Plan International – Scholarship project for adolescent Hui ethnic girls in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region is one of the most underdeveloped regions in China. As parents in this area still have a preference for sons, most of the adolescent Hui ethnic girls do not have the opportunity to receive a proper education. They are left with no choice but to migrate to big cities to find jobs, where they are vulnerable to human trafficking, exploitation, gang violence, drug abuse and other mistreatment due to their lack of education.
This project aims to help girls at risk of dropping out because of family economic reasons. We believe that the 100 selected girls (85% from the Hui ethnic group) will be able to realise their basic right to education by keeping them in school and better preparing them in their transition from school to work, and from a rural to urban setting. They will also learn about protecting themselves from trafficking, child marriage and abuse.
We have supported a vocational school to provide professional education to the 100 girls. Courses offered include preschool education studies, basic computer skills, Arabic language, business, and vehicle maintenance.