What we do
Plan's work in Peru covers 5 key areas, all of which are rooted in the rights of the child:
- children’s health
- learning for life
- citizenship strengthening
- sustainable livelihoods
- child rights, protection and governance.
We work to improve the development of boys and girls in the under 5 age category as well as the care of pregnant women, mainly by promoting healthy practices, early childhood education, good nutrition and enabling a caring environment at home and in the community.
Learning for life
The main objective of this programme is to improve the development of children aged 6 to 12 years old, by increasing their participation in decisions that affect their lives; quality education and improving their knowledge and practice of healthy habits; and enabling a caring environment.
We support the development of adolescents, aged 13 to 17 - especially girls - by promoting active citizenship participation, access to quality education as well as information on sexual and reproductive health.
We also help these youth to develop life skills and provide vocational training.
Plan Peru provides assistance to poor adolescents and young people, mainly women, by helping them to develop entrepreneurial, productive, social and personal skills so that they can better access the labour market and improve their income.
Child rights, protection and governance
We facilitate training of children and adolescents to help them learn, appreciate and claim their rights. We also work closely with the relevant government authorities and duty bearers to provide child protection in child-friendly environments and to prioritize child rights in key policy and budgetary decisions.