In the 2022-23 financial year, Plan International Australia:
- managed 64 projects that reached 1.2 million people
- reached 79,784 people through our programs supported by the Australian Government’s Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP)
- reached 675,000 people through the delivery of 35 Disaster Risk Management projects
- supported 160 early childhood centres, benefitting 3,306 children in Bangladesh
- reached 49,377 students through our school feeding programs in South Sudan
- conducted monthly nutritional screenings for 8,311 boys, 8,199 girls and 4,206 women in Ethiopia
- reached 170,000 people through 7 Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) projects
- reached 240,000 people through 7 projects focusing on Girls and Womens’ Empowerment.
Read more in our annual impact report.
Where We Work
Plan International works in 83 countries towards a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Learn more about our work.
Our Australian-managed programs assist children in more than 25 countries, and child sponsorship funds support programs across the Federation. Learn more about how giving to us works.
How we create impact
Our theory of change is to work together with partners to create lasting impact on:
- norms, attitudes and behaviours
- social and economic resources and safety nets
- policy frameworks and budgets.
We do this at individual, family, community, national and global levels to support empowerment of children, young people and communities.
We focus on supporting girls in their communities to:
- learn: have access to education and the skills for work and life
- decide: have control over their lives and bodies
- lead: take action on issues that matter to them
- thrive: grow up cared for and free from violence and fear.
- survive: increase the impact of our humanitarian work for children, particularly girls by adapting our focus where the need is greatest.
Our programs have clear outcomes and measurements, so we can provide evidence of their impacts.
Learn more in our annual impact report.
Revolutionising education through Cambodia’s School Learning Gardens
Despite Cambodia improving enrolment rates of children in primary school, Cambodian children, especially those in rural areas, continue to fall behind in school due to a lack of quality teaching and learning environments.
We’re helping to tackle these issues through the School Learning Garden (SLG) project. The project aims to improve educational quality and learning outcomes for students, and provide an enabling environment for girls and boys to display gender-equitable and inclusive attitudes and behaviours at school.
The project transforms the school garden and kitchen spaces into an extension of the classroom and supports teachers to use experiential and hands-on learning techniques.
It’s a groundbreaking approach to education in Cambodia, inspired by the evidence-based model of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program in Australia, which is currently implemented in over 800 schools.
During the 2022 financial year, the project:
- expanded to 35 new schools, benefitting 10,322 students
- provided garden materials and tools to the 35 new schools
- provided gender training to 151 teachers and principals at 37 schools.
The School Learning Garden project is delivered in partnership with the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP), and with support from the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program and funds generously donated to Plan International Australia from the Australian public.
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