When we launched SharkPuncher and partnered with Plan International USA, we decided to focus on conquering the threat of malaria by bringing awareness to youth.
On World Malaria Day, it is important to celebrate how far we've come in eradicating this disease, but also to recognize how far we still need to go.Read More
Child marriage and domestic violence robs girls of their futures, and by doing so saps the country's energy and potential. Plan International USA's Protecting Human Rights (PHR) project is working to fight against these issuesRead More
In Bangladesh, a draft of the Child Marriage Restraint Act has been sent to the Cabinet stating the minimum age of marriage will remain at 18 — but it will come with a clause.
Plan International USA CEO Tessie San Martin wrote a recent op-ed for Devex emphasizing the importance of locally led solutions for sustainable development.Read More
Four years after independence, education in South Sudan is facing continued challenges, but this local community is motivated in its efforts to revitalize their school.Read More
Plan is working to support Chegen II village’s efforts to improve community sanitation and hygiene access and practices. As part of this project, Plan is partnering with AfriPads, a local Ugandan company that has developed a reusable sanitary pad. The project prepares dealers to sell pads to the community by training them in financial management, product marketing, and other entrepreneurship skills.Read More
When the Ebola outbreak was declared 12 months ago, no one really knew what a change this epidemic would bring about to the lives of people not only in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, but globally as people struggled to understand the disease, its transmission, the risks, the devastation, and the emotion.Read More
If you want to respond to and recover from a disaster and its impact on the mind, be prepared, play hard, and plan for the future.Read More
In many parts of the world such as Cambodia, hand washing and latrine use are not common behaviors due to cultural norms and lack of access to appropriate facilities. When first introduced, these behaviors are like flossing—they require conscious effort. However, if we can transform these actions into habits, they are far more likely to “stick.”Read More
The longer I work in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), the more clearly I see how it has changed.
Here are three ways we can be bolder in our thinking.
Plan colleagues from across the globe joined the Washington DC gathering of the 2015 Comparative and International Education Society Conference.Read More