What We Do

Plan’s strategy emphasizes community engagement and ownership as the means to address the needs of children around the world, and our community-based development programs focus on eight technical areas: Education, Economic Security, Water and Sanitation, Health, Sexual Health (including HIV), Emergencies, Protection, and Child Participation.

Plan recognizes that no child lives in isolation, and for the child to truly benefit in any meaningful way, the basics of a stable and healthy community must come first. Plan is dedicated to working directly with children, their families and communities to develop, design, implement and evaluate development projects that result in sustainable outcomes and real impact on children’s lives.

Plan helps children, youth and adults get the knowledge and life skills they need to realize their full potential. » Learn more
Economic security
Plan helps families to achieve financial stability so they can provide for their children and plan for the future. » Learn more
Water and sanitation
We work with communities to improve access to clean, safe drinking water and to raise awareness of the importance of sanitation. » Learn more
From supporting immunization programs to training volunteers on strategies to combat malaria, Plan's health programs help save thousands of children's lives every year. » Learn more
Sexual health, including HIV
Plan's awareness-raising and direct response programs help to empower children and young people so that they can protect themselves. » Learn more
From providing disaster relief to running recovery projects, Plan works to protect the rights of children and young people during emergencies. » Learn more
Violence against children is widespread and has a devastating impact - threatening children's survival, development and participation in society. » Learn more
Child participation
Plan helps millions of children and youth to learn about their rights and take an active role in their communities’ development.» Learn more