Lander & Rogers partners with Plan on early childhood program in Myanmar
Lander & Rogers has provided pro bono support to Plan International Australia, helping it to reach an agreement with the Woodside Development Fund to deliver a community-led early childhood program to communities in Ayerwaddy, Myanmar.
The program targets parents and families and is community-led through a process of consultation. The funding agreement will enable Plan to implement a 3-year project, delivering early childhood services across more than 20 villages in this region of Myanmar.
Vanessa Calvert, Partnerships Manager at Plan International said, "This is a significant program for us, built on a framework that means families in this remote area stand to benefit from improvements for generations to come. We appreciated the wonderful work done under tight deadlines and often outside business hours by Hannah Kotzman from the Corporate team at Lander & Rogers—work that has enabled a significant program to deliver much-needed early childhood services to this region of Myanmar."
Lander & Rogers Pro Bono & Community Support Partner, Joanna Renkin, said, "We are mindful of the positive outcomes that we can achieve for pro bono clients through our legal work, and by being able to match our lawyers to pro bono work where their expertise can be best used for the benefit of our clients.
"Being able to draw on Hannah's corporate law experience with drafting and negotiating the funding agreement helped ensure that the partnership between Plan and Woodside could become a reality. Plan has been a client of our firm for a number of years and we were proud to partner with them on this project.
"Through our pro bono practice and collaboration with our pro bono clients, we aim to empower people and communities. This project is a great example of how collaboration can ultimately lead to strengthening of communities."