"Open your eyes to my world" “The world should be in the hands of children - quite simply, because the future belongs to them. But not everywhere in the world do children get a fair chance in life. Plan International helps children and their families in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Albania to better their circumstances: by helping them to help themselves, irrespective of religion, ethnic origin or the country’s political situation.” (Quote from Plan International Deutschland)
The Arthrex Foundation
In association with Plan Stiftungszentrum, Arthrex GmbH has established the Arthrex Foundation. On the one hand, Arthrex’s status as a privately owned, non-listed company enables us to give priority to the needs of our customers for the good of their patients and, on the other, gives us enough scope to set up the Arthrex Foundation. The aim of the Arthrex Foundation is to help families in developing countries and wherever poverty prevails; irrespective of religion and political situations. Plan International supports the Arthrex Foundation in terms of choosing, planning and implementing projects. The non-political and non-denominational children’s relief agency has been successfully providing aid to poverty-stricken children since 1937. The self-help projects, which run in 46 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America and in Albania, are funded predominantly through child sponsorship. Large-scale projects, however, are only possible with additional project donations. As a foundation Arthrex has the means to get involved and start the ball rolling on sustained projects. The Arthrex Foundation’s aid work is getting underway with the project “Wells for Guinea”.
The Arthrex Foundation’s administration costs are very low: 3% at most. This is thanks to the fact that the Foundation’s workload is borne by Arthrex – rather than being paid for out of the donations received. This means that your donation goes straight into project work. The board of the Foundation regularly receives a detailed account from Plan International of where and how every single euro has been used. This level of transparency is an enormous boost to donor motivation – and not only amongst Arthrex staff; Arthrex is hoping to gain your trust, too. As soon as the first projects have been completed, we shall post a final report on this site.