Plan International has been present in Ecuador since 1963. Since then, we have been working directly with girls, boys, adolescents, families and communities. Plan International works in 9 provinces of the country.
We work with children from birth to adulthood. Our projects focus on several areas such as education, entrepreneurship, sexual and reproductive rights, early childhood, risk management, participation and leadership. We also support communities to respond to, and overcome, crises and adversity.
All our projects use a “Smart Zones” methodology, which focuses on girls learning through games and art about rights, values, leadership and resilience to build an equitable country free of violence.
Our work has shown that girls who have the necessary tools become the protagonists of their lives and support their families and communities to develop. We want Ecuador to be a country with zero tolerance for discrimination and inequality towards girls.
As a humanitarian organisation, we respond to natural emergencies, displacements and forced migrations that occur in the country.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reducing the impact of the crisis in coordination with humanitarian actors, the public and the private sector. We are supporting prevention measures and providing direct support to vulnerable communities including displaced people, with a focus on girls and young women. So far, our response to the pandemic has reached over 1.5 million people.
Smart schools bridge digital gender divide in Latin America
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