In their own words…
Founded in 1937, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organisations in the world. We work in over 70 countries worldwide to create lasting change for children and their communities. Everything we do is based on our firm commitment to
children and ensuring they can claim their rights.
In 2015 we were active in 71 countries. We worked in 85,280 communities. Supporters sponsored 1.4 million children. We see a clear link between fulfilling children’s rights and ending child poverty. Every child has the right to be healthy, educated, protected, valued and respected in their own community and beyond.
We work in partnership with children, communities and other organisations to develop and run innovative programmes that transform lives across 8 key areas: education; water and sanitation; sexual and reproductive health; early childhood care and development; disaster risk management; economic security; child protection and child participation.
We work to ensure that girls and boys know their rights, and have the skills, knowledge and confidence to fulfil them. This approach inspires and empowers children and communities to create long-lasting change.
TOGETHER, WE ARE TRANSFORMING LIVES.