Continuous learning must be a vital component of our goal to advance children's rights and equality for girls
Based on its inherent learning strategy, the Plan Academy enables Plan International staff and its partners to gain competencies and practically supports 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 and partners themselves. By having better trained Plan International staff operating in these areas the outcome of the projects should also improve.
In Nepal, using skills developed in Plan Academy Tackling Exclusion modules, Plan International staff and partners were able to implement inclusive disaster recovery programmes following the earthquakes earlier this year.
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.
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