Continuous learning must be a vital component of our goal to advance children's rights and equality for girls
The Plan Academy enables Plan International staff and its partners to gain competencies supporting their work with children, young people and communities to create lasting, positive change.
Being a development NGO, the ultimate place we want to see the impact of our learning is with the communities.
It serves as a home to a global learning community for better child rights programming and offers a broad range of courses and modules from working with young people, disaster risk management, tackling exclusion, child protection to facilitating community development.
In 2015, the Academy was shortlisted for 2 e-learning awards, acknowledging it is unique in the way it gives learners access to quality resources and the ability to connect with each other across continents.
An independent evalution of the Plan Academy found.
“the content on the platform reflects well the provision that is normally found outside of the development and humanitarian sectors. As such it can be regarded as cutting edge in comparison with what many other organisations are currently providing.” (A formative evaluation of the Plan Academy’ by Catherine Russ and John Borton, 10th April 2015. p41)
We have the opportunity to interact and share our learning
Here is a testimony from one of the learners, Soleil Mom Chantara (Cambodia):
"There is much to learn from Plan Academy. It's not theoretical like the knowledge and skill we gained from other schools. The information and lessons shared are work-related, up-to-date, and practical. Also we have the opportunity to interact and share our learning with other learners from different corners of the world."
“Building skills and continuous learning must be a vital component of our goal to achieve lasting change for excluded children, especially girls. The Plan Academy is the place to do just that – it connects people with each other and the resources to become more effective agents of change in their communities.” Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, Plan International Chief Executive Officer