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52 years working for children in Ecuador
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Erika, 10, is overcoming her fears thanks to Plan International's child friendly spaces.

Ecuador earthquake survivors share their stories

 A year on from the Ecuador earthquake of April 2016, children have learned to overcome what they have experienced and become more resilient to emergencies through child-friendly spaces installed by Plan International.

Melanie, 16, is a Plan International emergency response volunteer

Ecuador quake: Young volunteers help children recover

Meet Melanie, 16, from Manabi province in Ecuador - a Plan International emergency response volunteer who has been working to help children recover from the devastating earthquake that hit the country on 16 April 2016.

Children doing an exercise on sexual and reproductive rights

Creating a ‘Teenage pregnancy-free zone’

Plan International Ecuador is committed to empowering adolescent boys and girls by working alongside young people to form clubs and networks of adolescents, which meet to discuss the subject of sexual and reproductive rights.

Carina Balón talking with a member of her community about protection issues

Children and adolescents free of violence

Violence towards children, both at home and at school is so common that very few people question whether such behaviour is right or wrong. To curb this violence and its' detrimental impact on the victims, Plan International, with the involvement of the whole community, has created Community Protection Mechanisms. Carina and Carmina explain their role, as volunteers, working to prevent and protect children from violence. 

Planting opportunities

The training provided by the project, funded by the European Union and implemented by Plan International, was for students, teachers, parents, so they work alongside to help the community to seed food and medicinal plants in the garden built inside the schools

Girls demand to be included in Law against Gender Violence

Youth advocates with the help of Plan International Ecuador asked the National Assembly of Ecuador to include them in the new Law Project to Prevent and Erradicate Gender Violence against women

Our results last year
  • 10,199
    youths participated in sexuality education or awareness
  • 40
    schools constructed or rehabilitated
  • 2,046
    people trained in livelihood skills, such as agriculture and entrepreneurship

Stay in touch

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Key contacts
Rossana Viteri

Rossana Viteri

Country Director, Plan International Ecuador
Avenida República OE1-135 entre 10 de Agosto y Teresa de Cepeda
(+593) 2 244 4941/244 4942/244 4943