A visual impairment didn’t detract nine-year-old Anisa from her mission: to protect her rural community in Western Guadalcanal Province, Solomon Islands from COVID-19.
COVID-19 is the single greatest threat to children’s rights and equality for girls, in both its scale and its severity. That's why every single one of Plan International’s programs is pivoting and adapting to meet the needs of the communities we work with at this time. So what does this mean for your sponsor child? Learn how we're continuing to support your sponsored child and their community through this global health emergency.
In Siem Reap and Stung Treng provinces, students are swapping classrooms for the great outdoors, studying science and math amongst the veggies and vines, in their Plan International supported Learning Gardens.
These photographs – created, taken and captioned by girls in the Solomon Islands – represent the barriers that are preventing adolescent girls from accessing and completing secondary education.
For the first time ever, Plan International Australia has extended its programming much closer to home, and last Thursday we gathered on Wurundjeri land to celebrate the official launch of our Australian program and partnership with Goŋ-Ḏäl Aboriginal Corporation .
Two ground-breaking, youth-led reports featuring photographs taken and captioned by adolescent girls in the Solomon Islands that represent the barriers stopping adolescent girls from accessing and completing secondary education, and the change they want to see.
Today we celebrated the official launch of our new youth-led reports in the Solomon Islands, and three of our inspiring Youth Champions made a speech to mark the occasion.
Education has always been close to the hearts of Satwant and Doug Bridson and the 32 children they’ve sponsored through Plan International are living proof.
With a greater understanding of her rights and an opportunity to occupy spaces of power generally reserved for men, Layza is realising her potential thanks to sponsorship through Plan International
For a family like Helena’s living through the South Sudan crisis, these everyday items have been life-changing.
A builder left her fathers house half-built. So Dilhara decided to finish the job herself.
A new life is something to be celebrated and nurtured. A child’s first 1000 days, spanning from the moment of conception up until their second birthday, will influence their health, growth and learning potential for the rest of their lives. But when extreme gender inequality exists, some babies are disadvantaged and discriminated against, because of one characteristic. They were born a girl.
Schoolgirls in the community of Hatibandha, Bangladesh once had to wade across a dangerous river just to get to class, but they no longer need to thanks to the new girl's dormitory at their school.
According to our latest report, gender equality won’t be possible for the next generation of women if adolescent girls, aged 10-19 continue to be left out of our aid and development agenda.
This World Food Day (16th of October), we’ve teamed up with our partners at Whole Kids to recognise the powerful role of grandmothers, both here and overseas, in the passing of recipes from generation to generation, and the nurturing impact this has on children.
Storytelling has always been an important part of Ethiopian culture, but refugee life has a way of threatening even the most entrenched traditions.
Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is forbidden” in the original Hausa, has made no secret of its strong opposition to education.