Plan El Salvador
Plan operates in El Salvador since 1976, supporting girls, kids, teens and youth from the most vulnerable areas of the country. During this time, Plan has invested over 211 million dollars to contribute to community development centered on the rights of children.
During 2013, Plan’s work has benefited 510.911 people (of which 144,656 are girls and 143,584 are boys) of 436 communities in 62 municipalities from five departments: San Salvador, La Libertad, Chalatenango, Cuscatlan and Cabañas.
To achieve its objectives, Plan works in partnership with:
- 56 governmental institutions and local governments
- 48 private enterprises and corporations
- 85 local, national and international NGOs
- 489 associations and community groups
- Since 2012, Plan is implementing five major programs:
- Right to a healthy start in life
- Right to protection from all forms of violence
- Right to economic security, education, and sexual and reproductive health
- Right to participateas citizens
- Right to protection in emergencies and to live in resilient communities
The main results of Plan in El Salvador during 2013 were:
- 21,714 trained professionals and volunteers in areas of Early Childhood Development
- 1,665 teachers and education volunteers trained
- 9,301adults and youth trained in life skills and economic security
- 9,576 volunteers in child protection
- 3,137 scholarships for girls and boys
Because I am a Girl: Growing up in El Salvador
Meet Mirna – a single mother from El Salvador whose 4-year-old daughter is part of Plan's global cohort study, which follows 135 girls from birth to their ninth birthday.