We strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We engage people and partners to:
- Empower children, young people and communities to make vital changes that tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability.
- Drive change in practice and policy at local, national and global levels through our reach, experience and knowledge of the realities children face.
- Work with children and communities to prepare for and respond to crises and to overcome adversity.
- Support the safe and successful progression of children from birth to adulthood.
We invite you to join us in this important cause to make the world a better place.
You can hope to make a difference.
You can want to make a difference.
Or you can plan to make a difference.
Our name is not an accident. Because while our hearts may have led us to this work, our minds are why we are good at it.
Every day, in more than 50 countries, Plan takes on some of humankind’s most heartbreaking and intractable issues in deliberate, relentless, and bold fashion. We focus those efforts on children because it is right. But also because it is smart. Because when we strengthen the health, knowledge, and resilience of a child, it doesn’t just transform her life, it has ripple effects that carry through her family, her community, and ultimately, her nation.
No, this is not easy work. Progress is rarely measured in days or weeks but rather years and generations. But there is no work we’d rather be doing. Because we don’t just want to change the world.
We plan to.