WHAT IS UNGEI
About Us: Global Advisory Committee and Partners
Founded over 75 years ago, Plan is one of the oldest and largest children's development organisations in the world. Plan works in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Plan works to ensure free and equal access to quality education at all times, including in emergencies, as well as access to learning for young people so they can reach their full potential.
Our education strategy focuses on:
- Promoting inclusive, safe, healthy, child-friendly learning environments;
- Improving the skills of teachers; and
- Creating culturally relevant, gender-sensitive lessons and offering essential life-skills training.Plan encourages children, parents and communities to be actively involved in decision making around education and campaign to improve governance at all levels.
Because I am a Girl
Plan's Because I am a Girl campaign is working to break down the barriers that prevent girls from being educated and aims to directly support millions of girls to get the education, skills, livelihoods and protection they need to transform their lives and the world around them.
Plan is working with girls, communities, traditional leaders, governments, global institutions and the private sector to address the barriers that prevent girls from completing their education. Supporting girls’ education is the right, fair and smart thing to do. It is one of the single best investments we can make to help end poverty for generations to come.