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Working with partners since 1979 to ensure children realise their rights to proper healthcare, basic education, a healthy environment, protection from abuse and exploitation and participation in decisions that affect their lives
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Former child labourers attend a catch-up class

Child labourers go from the dump to the classroom

On World Day Against Child Labour, this series of photos shows how 16,000 former child labourers from Hyderabad, India were able to leave their work behind and go to school.

Girls at a Digital Learning Centre in New Delhi

Digital education for girls in Delhi

Thousands of girls and young women in Delhi now have access to digital resources and quality education, thanks to a partnership between Plan India and Ericsson.

Alpana working at a fast food restaurant

Skills training gives girls control over their lives

Young Indian women like Alpana are growing in confidence, going to work for the first time and controlling their futures thanks to skills training.

Kiran and her friends are taking a stand against child marriage

Kiran: I stopped child marriage in my community

Having seen her friends’ lives disrupted by child marriage, Kiran advocated for and achieved an end to the practice in her community following training from Plan International. 

Children's rights, Education, Empowerment

Transforming the lives of 2 million children in India

Over the next 5 years, Plan International will invest in programmes to improve the lives of over 2 million of the most excluded and vulnerable children in 6,000 villages and slums in India.

Children on School on Wheels bus, India

All aboard the Mumbai school bus

In the slums of Mumbai, India, children are more likely to go out to work than to school. This new video from Plan International shows how a travelling bus which doubles as a school is ensuring children still get the education they deserve. 

Girls taking a selfie at a fast food restaurant in Delhi

Skills to succeed for India's young women

An innovative training programme is helping thousands of young women from Delhi’s slums to get good jobs, break down preconceptions of what women can do, and become financially independent.

Ashida cropped

Shelter gives street children a second chance

After being found begging at a railway station, 5 year old Ashida was taken to a shelter supported by Plan India and her life has been transformed. 

Our results last year
  • 9,471
    people received training in livelihood skills, such as agriculture and entrepreneurship
  • 697
    schools constructed or rehabilitated
  • 15,395
    community members trained in child protection
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