Plan El Salvador
El Salvador is a hard-working, enterprising and resilient country, with high levels of poverty, violence and political polarization that hinders its Development. It is the most densely populated country in the continental Americas and the smallest in Latin America, with 21,040 square kilometres and 5.7 million people, 52% out of whom are under 24 years of age and 53% are women.
El Salvador is a difficult place for children to grow and develop their full potential. Children-boys and girls- have a 40 to 50% probabilities of being born and raised in a poor home; this probability is even higher in rural areas and is increasing as a result of the current economic crisis.
Plan operates in El Salvador since 1976, helping children, adolescents and youth from the most vulnerable areas or the country. During this time, it has invested more than 211 million dollars to contribute to community development centred on children’s rights.
During 2014, Plan’s work has assisted 716,281 persons, including 179,198 girls and 171,738 boys from 436 communities in 62 municipalities located in five departments: San Salvador, La Libertad, Chalatenango, Cabañas and Cuscatlán.
LEPINA Braille: a step towards inclusion
Plan is working on the creation of a strategy that permits the inclusion of children and adolescents with disabilities.