Supporting the little ones
On today’s World Children’s Day, the rights and needs of children worldwide come into focus. Since many children all over the world do not even have the bare essentials for life, Allgäu Batterie has been supporting the children’s aid organization Plan International for many years.
Together against child poverty
Every third child worldwide is affected by multidimensional poverty – i.e. a lack of food, water or education; this corresponds to around 663 million children (source: Aktion Deutschland hilft). It is mainly countries outside Europe in which child poverty is particularly pronounced. That is why the Diepolder family has been supporting various projects of the children’s aid organization Plan International for decades, both privately and through Allgäu Batterie, which advocates a society in which children are protected, respected and promoted. Instead of sending Christmas gifts, Allgäu Batterie also donated to three different Plan International projects in Ghana (construction of drinking water wells), Peru (career starter packages for families) and Bolivia (training in llama care) at Christmas 2020.
For a few months now, Allgäu Batterie has also sponsored little Rohit from Nepal in order to enable him to have a self-determined childhood and a better future. Plan International has been active there in the Banke project area since 1995: there girls are disadvantaged from an early age because they are expected to take care of the household, which is why 56% of girls over 15 cannot read. At the same time, 46% of home-born children are not vaccinated and 80% face corporal punishment at home. Plan International advocates the prevention of violence, the implementation of vaccinations, education for all and the empowerment of women in Nepal.
About Plan International
Plan International is one of the oldest children’s charities and is active in more than 75 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The independent, international organization is committed to a world in which children and young people, especially girls, do not suffer from poverty and can shape their future actively and independently. The focus is on child protection and children’s rights, education, health and child-oriented community development. The sustainable and child-oriented self-help projects are mainly financed through sponsorships, but also through individual donations.