Our 'Learn' programs aim to ensure vulnerable and excluded children, particularly girls, have the education and skills they need to succeed in life and make a decent living. These programs include Inclusive Education and Early Childhood Development, and Youth Economic Empowerment.
Education and early childhood
Our education programs aim to break down barriers that prevent children from accessing quality education. Our early childhood development programs ensure girls participate, prepare children for school and future learning and encourage parents to be the champions of their children’s education.
Where we work: Ethiopia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh, Nepal, Solomon Islands, and Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.
Father class meeting at Amol Village Indonesia. Read the full story.
We worked to positively influence governments to support the development of children. In Bangladesh we influenced a framework of inclusion for the government’s Primary Education Development Program, while in Myanmar we supported the National Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Strategic Plan Review and were invited to join the National ECCD Implementation Committee as a result. In Vietnam our activities were replicated in 46 preschools and 46 primary schools in 26 new communes.
Our programs improved access to strong, community-managed early childhood learning, empowering parents to support the healthy development of their children, the transition to formal education as well as inclusive education for marginalised children and those with disabilities. Overall, 59,016 children and parents benefitted.
Plan International programs improved participation in parenting education in Ethiopia (1,095 parents), Indonesia (over 4,000 parents and caregivers), Myanmar (650 mothers and 79 fathers), Vietnam (918 parents), while in Bangladesh 9,844 parents (6,059 women and 3,785 men) participated in 300 parenting groups.