Plan International worked in Pakistan between 1997 and 2018. We invested €160 million on our work in the country which directly benefitted 26 million people in over 29,000 communities.
Our key areas of work in Pakistan were:
- Ensuring equal access to quality education for all children. This included rehabilitating 964 schools and training over 4,200 teachers.
- Supporting young people to learn key skills and get good jobs. As part of this work we provided over 4,000 young people with vocational training and over 3,000 with microfinance resources.
- Providing access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene services. Because of our work in this area 9 million people now live in open defecation free communities.
- Responding to the needs of children during disasters, including the establishment of 16,000 emergency camps.
- Supporting 1.9 million children to get birth certificates.
- Training nearly 2,000 community health workers as part of our programmes to improve children’s health.
Plan International shuts down operations in Pakistan
After more than 2 decades of working in Pakistan, Plan International has stopped operating in the country following orders from the Government of Pakistan.
Youth Activists Defend Education in Pakistan
Plan International have helped young activists in Sindh province defend the right of all children to an education. Parents and schools must now comply with local law.