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Young mother returns to education to realise her dream

Young mother returns to education to realise her dream

Richelle dropped out of school after becoming pregnant at 16. Now 24, flexible learning provided by Plan International and the Philippines government has helped keep her dream of becoming a teacher alive.

Emily working at a fast food chain in Tacloban

Young women rebuild their lives after Typhoon Haiyan

Following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, young women are getting jobs, setting up businesses and turning their lives around thanks to skills training.

Louisa (in brown) planting mangrove seedlings on a beach in the Philippines

Climate change activists disaster proof their communities

Louisa, 15, is among a group of young activists from the Philippines who have secured funding from their local council to help their community adapt to climate change and prepare for disasters.

Philippines: New law protects children in emergencies

On 18 May the Children's Emergency Relief and Protection Act was signed into law in the Philippines. Plan International, together with other organisations, played crucial roles in the passage of the act, which aims to protect children in disasters and emergencies.

Liberated child soldiers swap bullets for books

Bangsamoro children found themselves trained in combat and caught up in the conflict between the Philippines government and the Bangsamoro armed groups.Thousands of Bangsamoro children have now been educated on their rights following years of recruitment into armed activities and are now living lives free from fear and intimidation.

Community builds back better

Community ownership was vital, as together with Plan International we improved water and sanitation facilities, built 364 houses and repaired a further 900 damaged homes, installed solar-powered street lights and trained community members in urban gardening.

Raising awareness of child rights in Mindanao

Children in conflict areas in Mindanao are at great risk of being recruited into armed and military groups. Plan International is training community educators to share the importance of edcation and uploading children's rights during armed conflict, and to encourage children not to join armed groups.

Typhoon survivor finds comfort in school

Hasmin, a survivor of Typhoon Haiyan, focuses on her studies at a school built by Plan International to cope with her losses and channel her energies.

Ericson's Story: Safe Schools in the Philippines

Ericson is among those who witnessed the wrath of Typhoon Ketsana, which brought devastation to Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

Our results last year
  • 13,043
    community members trained in child protection
  • 82
    health centres constructed or rehabilitated
  • 1,519
    teachers trained

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