Melissa became invisible to her government when she was forced to leave school and so disappeared from official records. Without an education or skills, she now lacks opportunities and support to follow her ambitions.
In Zimbabwe many girls become invisible to their government because they are forced to leave school and disappear from official records. Siphethangani is determined to go to university, despite the challenges facing her, and follow her ambitions.Learn more about Counting the Invisible
Plan International CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen speaking at the Global Festival of Ideas in Bonn, Germany on Wednesday 1st March, 2017.
Young people in Uganda are gaining skills, getting jobs and saving money thanks to a partnership between Plan International, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and Accenture.Learn more about A Working Future
Satta, 12, from Guinea, was born with one arm and lacked self-esteem as a result. Now she attends an inclusive school where her needs are met, and she is determined to follow her ambitions.
Ines, 12, arrived alone in Tanzania as a refugee from Burundi. We’re working to keep thousands of children like Ines safe and helping them overcome the troubles they have experienced.
Siphiwe became invisible to her government when she was forced to drop out of school. She turned to marriage to escape her home life but now has a young child and few prospects for the future.
Sixty-six percent of girls in Bangladesh are married under 18. Plan International is addressing this by supporting a children's organisation that works with local government and community-based organisations to create child marriage-free zones to stop early marriage.