What we do
Through 5 country programs, Plan facilitates authentic participation and empowerment of children and adolescents; and also coordinates closely with the State and Civil Society.Plan works gender issues, multiculturalism, and inclusion with these 5 country programs:
This program aims to articulate and strengthen relations and promote the participation of children and adolescents in various government agencies and civil society.
1 Participation, protection and governance
How do we do it?• promote the democratic participation of children and adolescents.
• We strengthen the functioning of special protection systems.
• We strengthen democratic governance.
Hearing their voices and protect them from all kind of violenceThe "Participation, protection and governance" Plan seeks that children and adolescents are able to make their own decisions and express themselves. Also, working with them, the families and authorities to know to prevent, identify and respond to cases of violence against children.
Until 2016 we want to achieve:• 8243 children and adolescents actively participate and their views are taken into account in official democratic spaces at national, regional and local levels.
• 30 municipalities effectively respond to cases of violence and undertake preventive actions.
• civil society organizations monitor and mobilize in cases of violation of child rights.
• 05 spaces for consultation of children and adolescents who work within Plan, review and make recommendations to the work of our organization.
• 01 central government, 05 regional governments and 28 local governments (34 government entities) have spaces for consultation and participation in decision making of children and adolescents.
2 Comprehensive Early Childhood Development
This program aims to strengthen the capacity, quality and outreach to local, regional and national levels of government health and education programs for children under 5 years, with an emphasis on child nutrition and early stimulation.
• promote access and quality of services in education, health and protection.
How do we do it?
• We strengthen nutrition surveillance systems and child development.
• promote guidelines for early childhood care development.
Until 2016 we want to achieve:
HEARING THEM SINCE AN EALY AGE
The "comprehensive Early Childhood Development" plan seeks that pregnant mothers and children under 5 receive quality services in health, education and protection in healthy environments within their communities and homes, especially in infant nutrition and early stimulation.
• 05 regional governments and 20 local governments commit and act for the wellbeing of young children.
• 262 health care, education and social programs provide quality care at the community level.
• 163 communities have better skills and resources to care for children between 3-5 years.
• 15 000 parents and caregivers improve their parenting skills and good treatment at home.
• civil society organizations perform actions in favor of early childhood.
This program is to obtain better learning achievement and life skills in children and adolescents through a high quality educational experience, bilingual (if applicable) and culturally relevant in an environment free of violence where they receive good treatment and are respected.
3. Quality Learning and life skills
It also seeks to promote the development of relevant and practical life skills, including sexual and reproductive rights in adolescents.
How do we do it?• We improve inclusive access and quality of education.
• develop social and labor or entrepreneurial skills.
• promote participation in institutional and educational management.
• promote educational decentralization.
Developing skills and choosing a better learning
The "Quality learning and life skills" plan seeks that children and adolescents living with an educational experience of high quality, bilingual (if applicable) and culturally relevant in an environment free of violence where they receive good treatment , and exercise their rights which are respected.Until 2016 we want to achieve:
• 247 schools impart knowledge and develop social skills, entrepreneurship, good treatment and knowledge of sexual and reproductive rights.
• 22,671 children and adolescents defend themselves from all forms of violence and make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive rights.
• 22,534 parents and caregivers improved care and give attention to their children.
• 03 regional and 04 local agencies develop laws and processes to improve access and quality of education.
• 08 civil society organizations at national, regional and local level have better skills and abilities to influence and participate in processes of accountability for educational quality.
This program supports increased capacity, coordination and collaboration in disaster risk reduction and disaster vulnerability and increase resilience, especially the most vulnerable communities where it operates.
4. Disaster risk management and protection in emergencies
Also, in emergency situations, Plan prioritizes the protection of children and the maintenance of the right to education.How do we do it?
• promote the expansion of capacities at all levels for disaster risk reduction.
• We act in emergency response prioritizing children's rights, particularly in relation to protection and education.
Making them feel protected
Also, in emergency situations, Plan works rights so that protection and education rights are not violated.Until 2016 we want to achieve:
• 50 schools and 157 communities identified risks and know how to respond and deal with possible emergencies.
• 05 regional governments and 10 governments include risk management programs within their government.
• 05 regional governments and 10 local governments prioritize the rights of protection and education and are prioritized in emergency situations.
• Authorities prioritize care for children and adolescents in emergency situations.
5. Means of sustainable living and food securityThis program encourages marginalized families and youth in poverty and extreme poverty to improve their income, economic integration and food security in the context of local economic development.
• promote food and nutrition security in families of poverty and extreme poverty.
How do we do it?
• propose economic initiatives with adolescents, youth and families.
Families with opportunities for security and development
The "The sustainable living and food security" plan works so that marginalized families develop productive activities and improve food in their homes and improve their income.Until 2016 we want to achieve:
• 2990 poor and extremely poor families develop to improve food production and have better income activities.
• 6157 girls and young women have labor and entrepreneurial skills allowing them to develop micro-businesses.
• 2052 adolescents and young women develop micro enterprises
• 04 regional governments and 24 local governments develop policies to promote self-employment and food security.
Targeting Extreme Poverty
The project has been implemented to improve the living conditions of families in extreme poverty and break the cycle of poverty.
It has taken place in remote Andean communities achieving to educate families on how to eat properly, conduct activities to provide them with income, make use of financial services and develop a culture of saving.
It has also improved the living conditions of their homes, have improve communication skills, harmony and good treatment at home, prioritizing health care and their children.
The project develops the entrepreneurial spirit of children and youth by strengthening entrepreneurial skills using experiential methodology and practice: Self-confidence, perseverance, persuasion and teamwork, information searching and opportunities, savings and responsible consumption, quality and efficiency, planning, goal setting, exercise of rights and responsibilities. The project is aimed at children and adolescents in primary and secondary formal education and youths who have no access to formal education.
North Lima, Peru
The project aims to improve the wellbeing of children and adolescents and their families through household income generation and promotion of food security in low-income families. It seeks to contribute to the improvement of income, family economic security and overall development of poor women, through the development of their productive and entrepreneurial skills. In this case, the technical capacity and social skills of women in the artisanal vocation in weaving improved, and aim for them to develop products with quality, quantity and value added.
Integrated Sexual Education
The intervention seeks for sexual education to be considered in the early formal education in system of children less than 5 years. 239 primary level teachers benefit from the implementation of the project. The sessions are given as educational demonstration, healthy meal preparation and disease prevention in childhood practices.