Plan aims to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children in developing countries through a process that unites people across cultures and adds meaning and value to their lives by: 1. Enabling deprived children; their families and their communities to meet their basic needs and to increase their ability to participate in and benefit from their societies. 2. Building relationships to increase understanding and unity among peoples of different cultures and countries. 3. Promoting the rights and interests of the world's children.