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Goodwill Initiative - humanity, equality, destiny

For the first time in the history of the Commonwealth Games, Melbourne 2006 has appointed a Goodwill Partner, the leading international development and child sponsorship organisation, Plan.

The Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, in conjunction with the Victorian Government and the Commonwealth Games Federation, will work with Plan to raise awareness of the issues facing developing Commonwealth nations - particularly those faced by children. The partnership will generate funds for important community development projects.

Goodwill partnership objectives
  • Raise awareness of the issues affecting children in developing Commonwealth nations.
  • Encourage Australians to be a part of the solution to end child poverty by either sponsoring a child in the Commonwealth or supporting a project in the Commonwealth.
  • Educate people about Plan’s child focused development work and its relevance in creating a lasting legacy for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
  • Create long term tangible benefits for the children of the Commonwealth.
  • Celebrate the values of the Commonwealth Games – Humanity, Equality, Destiny.
About Plan

Plan is one of the world’s largest and most respected child focused development organisations committed to ending child poverty. Plan is Australia’s only non religious, non political international development and child sponsorship organisation.

Plan respects and celebrates people’s rights to cultural diversity and autonomy while working to give all children an equal voice, and an equal chance to develop into healthy, educated and responsible adults. In order to achieve this Plan uses a child centred development approach which involves children as equal partners in changing their future. Children are no longer passive recipients of compassion but agents of change in community development.

How to be involved
  • Sponsor a child in the Commonwealth for $39 a month.
  • Make Children First! with a regular donation of your choice (minimum $15) to education, health or child rights.
  • Make a one-off donation to a Commonwealth project of your choice in Africa, Bangladesh, India or the Pacific.
  • Be a part of it - Plan will be holding a series of activities and events in the lead-up and during the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. Attend, participate, spread the word or volunteer.
To get involved or for more information, visit the Plan Australia Goodwill Partner Website or call 13 75 26.

Further information

To find out more about Plan and the Goodwill Initiative, visit the Plan Australia Website.

View The Goodwill Initiative fact sheet.

To find out more about how the Victorian Government is making the most of the Games visit the Department for Victorian Communities Website.

To find out about the role and values of the Commonwealth Games, visit the Commonwealth Games Federation Website.
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