What we do
Plan focuses on child rights and enables communities to improve the lives of the most marginalised children by working with women, youth, and civil society organisations.
Our country strategic plan has 4 programmes that are implemented through different interventions.
Protection and participation of children
This programme mobilises communities to include and support the protection, participation, and development of children implemented through the interventions below:
- Children in street situations: helps integrate children in street situations back into the community. Read more >>>
- Child labourers: works to eliminate and reduce the worse forms of child labour. Read more >>>
- Community-based rehabilitation: aims to ensure people with disabilities access services and are included in decision making. Read more >>>
- Children’s clubs, and child protection committees: promotes positive, non-violent and non-discriminatory behaviours towards all children.
- Learn Without Fear and community schools: protects children from violence in schools and increases quality and inclusive education.
Youth development and leadership
This programme builds young people’s confidence and capacity as key actors in community development, encouraging them to become active and responsible citizens using the following interventions:
- Youth media: uses media as a tool to motivate young people to engage in community action. Read more >>>
- Youth employability – Forsa: helps youths to acquire livelihood and social skills with the support of the business sector.Read more>>>
- Aflatoun: provides entrepreneurial skills and financial literacy to young people. Read more >>>
Girls’ and women’s empowerment
The programme provides space for girls and women to improve their skills and increase opportunities to engage them in public decision making and household economic security. Some of our main interventions focus on:
- Village Savings and Loan Associations: encourage girls and women to save money and provide loans among themselves. Read more >>>
- REFLECT: helps girls and women acquire literacy and numeracy while raising their level of awareness about their own rights.Read more>>>
- Reduction of harmful traditional practice: raises awareness to reduce harmful traditional practices (HTP) such as female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). Read more >>>
- Parenting and early childhood development: promotes child development and good practices for the well-being of children aged 0-8 years. Read more >>>
- New visions: designed to increase gender sensitivity and reproductive health knowledge among boys and young men aged 12-20.
- Girls’ education initiatives: increases quality and inclusiveness of formal and non-formal education.
Active citizenship, civil society participation and alliances with the government and private sector
This programme works on strengthening local organisations and increasing children, youth and communities’ participation in civic engagement and public accountability processes for the rights of children. It also enhances partnerships between the private sector and government institutions. The main focus is:
- Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) capacity building: aims to improve community development associations’ leadership skills.Read more>>>
- Active citizenship and development education: addresses lack of understanding in citizens’ participation and rights and the role of civil society organisations.Read more>>>