These resources are invaluable in-depth guides for practitioners, donors and those studying to enter the international development sector.

Child Protection

 Plan Cyber Saftery Manual

Working together with children and young people for safety in the cyber world
Published: 2014

This resource provides research based evidence, information and practical guidance for development practitioners regarding the complexity of children and young people navigating the cyber world in developing coutnries and how this needs to be considered by staff when implementing programs with children that include the use of ICTs.

Working together with children and young people for safety in the cyber world (PDF 4.2MB, 43 Pages)

 

 

Gender and WASH Monitoring Tool (GWMT)

 Gender and WASH Monitoring Tool

Gender and WASH Monitoring Tool
Principal author: Plan International Australia
Published: 2014

The GWMT enables practitioners to explore and monitor gender relations in WASH projects.

WASH projects affect gender relations in a community whether it is intentional or not. The effectiveness and sustainability of WASH programs is enhanced when there is an explicit focus on gender equality. While many of us already know this, integrating gender strategies into WASH programs and monitoring their progress towards change can be a challenge. The GWMT is designed to assist this process.

View the Gender and WASH Monitoring Tool pack

Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD)

 Learning Toys Production Guide

Learning Toys Production Guide for Early Learning Programs and Home Play (from Birth to Six Years)
Principal author: Amandine Baillet
Published: 2014

This guide supports early childhood workers, parents and program staff to develop educational materials from low-cost, local and recycled materials in settings where there are limited resources. It aims to help people understand the importance of play for child development and how children learn through play. It includes step by step instructions on how to make age appropriate and stimulating learning toys for children.

Learning Toys Production Guide for Early Learning Programs and Home Play (from Birth to Six Years) (PDF 4.5 MB, 190 pages) 

Strengthening Families for Better Early Childhood Outcomes: A Parenting Education Curriculum Guide
Author:
Deborah Llewellyn
Published: 2012 

This guide provides an approach to parenting education that improves knowledge and practical skills for child health, learning and protection in the home and wider community.  It explores how parents can gain the skills to effectively support their children’s holistic development, from birth to eight years, whilst building on existing strengths and knowledge.  It is a tool for project teams, field workers and donors.

Strengthening Families for Better Early Childhood Outcomes: A Parenting Education Curriculum Guide (PDF 14.8 MB, 278 pages)

Community Managed Early Learning Programs Curriculum Guide
Author: Deborah Llewellyn
Published: 2012

This guide explains the characteristics of effective low-cost, high quality early learning programs for school readiness that serve every child in the year or two before primary school.  It includes practical steps for project teams, field workers and donors to design, set up and manage early learning programs, including suggestions on selecting, training and supervising caregivers and monitoring program quality.

Community Managed Early Learning Programs Curriculum Guide (PDF 975 KB, 195 pages)
Effective Supports for Transition to Primary School Curriculum Guide
Author:
Deborah Llewellyn
Published: 2012

This guide outlines and addresses the broad spectrum of factors that influence children to enrol in primary school, stay in school and learn.  Transition to primary school supports need to be targeted at child’s readiness to succeed in school; family’s readiness to support learning in the home; positive home and school relations; primary school adaptations to address needs of children; and community safety nets to supplement family and school efforts.  A variety of options and strategies are outlined in the curriculum guide to address these support needs.

Effective Supports for Transition to Primary School Curriculum Guide (PDF 3.5 MB, 70 pages)
Enhancing Child Protection Through Early Childhood Care and Development - Technical Manual and Training Guide for Project Staff
Author:
Stephanie Delaney
Published: 2010

This guide provides practical information and tools for program staff and partners working on the ground in ECCD projects.  It recognises ECCD as a vehicle for child protection both in long-term community development and in emergencies.  It contains technical information, training materials and a field users guide that will enhance understanding and skills for implementing ECCD projects that promote child protection.

Enhancing Child Protection Through Early Childhood Care and Development - Technical Manual and Training Guide for Project Staff (PDF 2.6 MB, 97 pages)

Fact Sheet – Disability Inclusion in ECCD
Authors:
Plan International Australia and the CBM-Nossal Institute Partnership in Disability and Development.
Published: 2012

The factsheet provides summary information for ECCD practitioners and donors on why inclusive ECCD is important within the context of a rights based approach and makes suggestions on how to make ECCD programs more inclusive, for the benefit of all children.  It uses the framework of the ‘Four Cornerstones to Secure a Foundation for Young Children’ from the Global Consultative Group on ECCD.

Fact Sheet – Disability Inclusion in ECCD (PDF 107 KB, 3 pages)
  FAQs about Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD)
Author:
Plan International Australia
Published: 2012

This brochure addresses some frequently asked questions about Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) with the aim of increasing awareness about what ECCD is and why it is so important for donors and governments to invest in ECCD as a key strategy for breaking the cycle of poverty.

FAQs about Early Childhood Care and Development (PDF 323 KB, 2 pages) 

Community Led Action for Change (CLAC) in Uganda

Plan International Australia supports child development in Uganda through an approach called Community Led Action for Children (CLAC).

The project, which includes collaboration with government, parenting education and early learning programs, supports young children to transition successfully to primary school.

Through an innovative partnership between Nokia and Plan International in Uganda, Australia and Finland, mobile video technology is being used to record, deliver and share project information. Nokia Education Delivery (NED) has also been introduced to rural communities lacking grid electricity and multi-media equipment. Mobile phones running NED provide an easy-to-use interface to manage video content and download material via the internet. A screen, battery-powered projector and portable loudspeaker mean videos can be shown to larger audiences.

Discover this innovative project in the videos below.