Find out more about Plan International's INTPA and ECHO funded projects, through the stories of beneficiaries and other actors involved.
Psychosocial activities: Rekindling life into crisis-affected girls and boys in the NW/SW Regions of Cameroon
The outbreak of the socio-economic crisis in the north and south west regions of Cameroon strongly affected the life of the local population. Many children, and especially girls, experienced violence and stopped going to school as they were forced into domestic activities. To ensure the appropriate protection of youth and empowerment to enjoy their rights, Plan International joined forces with the the European Commission, DG for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations,to provide phsycological and social support to children and adolescents affected by the crisis.
Comunidades para la Paz: protecting children and adolescent from armed violence in Colombia
In Colombia, Plan International joined forces with Fundación PLAN, the Secretariado Nacional de Pastoral Social and the municipal authorities in Cauca, Chocó, Meta, Norte de Santander and Guaviare to develop a project with the objective to reduce the impact of armed violence on children and to reintegrate in society the youth formerly associated with non-state armed forces. Since the adoption of the peace deal back in 2016, ending decades of armed conflict, Colombia has been transitioning into stability. Against this backdrop, the project allowed for progress in the area of child protection and, specifically, contributed to joining efforts at institutional and community levels to prevent the enrolment (forced/voluntary), use and abuse of children and adolescents by non-State armed groups in the country.
How girls build their lives free from fear in the Azraq Camp in Jordan
The safety of girls in Village 5 of the Azraq camp in Jordan cannot be guaranteed: many children, especially girls, do not feel protected which gravely affects their well-being. After having identified the main challenges girls are facing within the village, Plan International started to roll out several activities to enhance a safer environment for those most marginalised. The “Free from Fear” projects works together with girls, boys, their parents and caregivers for them to gain skills and knowledge about their rights and the specialised protection services and mechanisms on which they can rely. This all to ensure a life free from violence, abuse or exploitation.
Farah’s casual footwear: How social enterprises can bring about social change in Jordan
In the shape of the Mubaderoon (Enterprises) for social change project, Plan International Jordan has joined forces with two local organisations, Ruwwad and Alfanar, to support social enterprises and further scale up their possibilities to thrive in the country, based on their conviction that they play a pivotal role reducing poverty and advancing social inclusion. With activities across Ajloun, At-Tafilah and East-Amman, they have been working together to support about 60 social enterprises (SE) and initiatives (SEI) to particularly boost the integration of disadvantaged and marginalized girls, young women and women into the Jordanian formal economy.
Education in Emergencies: From refugee girl to head of the school
”My life was full of surprises.” says Rachel Nyatoni Roah with a smile. In the meanwhile Rachel is 32 years old and she has come a long way as a refugee, needing to flee her own country twice.
Central African Republic: Back to school after two years of conflict
Nelly (17) was living with her family in the Boda district in the Central African Republic (CAR). When the civil war broke out in 2013, resources became more difficult to come by. Like many other children her age, she had to drop out of school, in her case to sell peanuts and oranges at the local market to help her family make ends meet. When her father became a victim of the war and their family house was burned down, she could no longer continue selling her products at the market. For her to be able to pick up her activities at the market, she was married off to a member of the Anti-Balaka faction who promised her the means to be able to continue selling her products. However, things did not really go as planned, she became pregnant and had a baby at age 17. Her husband, who also used her to spy on the other people in the village to see who among them still had access to money, abandoned her to flee to the mines the moment the power started shifting in her village. When Nelly enrolled in Plan International’s project, she was having difficulty feeding her baby and herself. Thanks to the different facilities the Plan International project provides, such as daycare, young mothers as Nelly are able to find their way back to education.
Ethiopia: Education in Emergencies for South Sudanese refugees
Strengthening the existing education services and increasing the enrolment rate, attendance and success of school-aged children, especially girls
Cambodia: Early childhood care and development
Fostering the creative, intellectual and social development of young minds with pre-schools.
Cameroon: Water brings dignity to refugee girls
When the only place to go to the toilet is out in the open, fear of contracting diseases and embarrassment at being watched become part of girls' daily lives.
Central America: Democracy for children's rights
Consolidating Democratic States that respect, protect and comply with Child Rights in Central America.
EGYPT: Including children with disabilities
Creating an inclusive living environment for children with disabilities in Egypt.
El Salvador: Youth economic empowerment
Building capacity and economic opportunities for young people
Ghana: Young people speak out for sexual and reproductive health rights
Empowering young people to access their sexual and reproductive health rights
Guinea-Bissau: Fighting Female Genital Mutilation
Helping women and their communities to end the harmful practice and to cope with its cruel consequences.
Haiti: Protecting children from violence
Marie is only one of many children who have to face the worst kind of violence every day. Plan International works to eliminate any form of harm against children in Haiti.
Indonesia: Empowering young women through farming
Training for young farmers boosts young women's economic empowerment in Indonesia
Malawi: Toilet troubles, a schoolgirl's story
Improving access to sanitation and hygiene for Mzuzu's peri-urban community.
Mozambique: Youth economic empowerment
Tailoring allows Alberto to make a real difference to the lives of his family, and his community.
Myanmar: Children of Peace
Providing quality education and life skills training for children and youth affected by conflict in Myanmar
Nepal: A grandmother's hope
Providing relief to the most vulnerable populations in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake.
Niger: Preventing child marriage
Promoting the development and protection of girls by reducing Early and Forced Marriage in Dosso Region.
Philippines: Promoting Positive Discipline
16-year old Ghene delivered a speech in favour of the adoption of a Positive Discipline bill at the House of Representatives, as part of an EC-funded project.
Sierra Leone: Improving lives with microfinance
Village Savings and Loans Schemes are improving economic security for women.
South Sudan: Training for a better future
Providing vocational training and life skills education to the most marginalised youth.
Sri Lanka: Empowering women through e-Governance
Chandra is on a mission to change the status of women in her village in rural Sri Lanka.
Tanzania: Fighting child labour
With only small plastic tents for shelter and no health care or clean water, Geita's gold mines are no place for children to call home.
Tanzania: Fighting FGM and Child Marriage
Shifting mindsets and changing behaviours to end FGM in Tanzania's Mara region.
Togo: Lifting a girl's burden through safe water
Promoting children's right to water and environmental health in the Blitta prefecture of Togo.
Timor Leste: Building toilets and creating jobs
Selling and installing toilets will have a lasting benefit for the community and its youth.
Timor-Leste: Helping Youth Raise their Voices
Empowering and including marginalised youth in the economic and political development of Timor-Leste.
Uganda: Children of peace
Providing early childhood care and development for refugee children in Uganda.