Beyond improving financial literacy and access to financial services (savings, loans, social insurance, etc.), the WYSE project aims to engage adult women and youth (15-24 years) to use savings groups as community platforms to improve economic and social well-being in their households and communities.
The Banking on Change (BoC) partnership between Barclays, CARE International, and Plan International addressed the global challenge of financial exclusion. It was the first partnership between a global bank and NGOs to link informal Savings Groups to formal banking services.
This project seeks to contribute to the solution of social and economic exclusion of young people between 16 and 25 years of age, who neither work nor study, are at risk of abandoning their studies, and belong to families living in conditions of poverty in Plan program areas.
The Youth Microfinance (YMF) Project aimed to improve the lives and help realize the rights of West African youth, with the overall goal to empower young people both socially and economically by increasing access to financial services and disseminating knowledge of critical life skills.
A Working Future is a long-term, high-impact project working to develop Youth Economic Empowerment models for scalability and replicability in Uganda, as well as in different countries throughout the East African region.
LABS is an innovative model that offers livelihoods and soft skills training to youth in an environment of interactive learning and mentorship.
Students in Egypt are trained in life skills, English, computer skills, and specialty courses in hospitality, customer service and sales, and health services.
The Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women to Escape from Commercial Sex Industry project piloted a community-based social and economic reintegration model for 400 adolescent girls and young women aged 17 to 35 involved in the sex industry.
This project is led by Juarez and Associates, in partnership with Child Fund and Plan International, to improve education quality and access for underserved populations in Guatemala.
The Better Life Options and Opportunities Model (BLOOM) is a non-formal education program developed in 1987 that has since been adapted and applied in more than 15 countries.
This project aims to strengthen the livelihoods and improve the economic security of poor communities by helping poor households’ smooth consumption (particularly in the event of financial shocks), increase their ability to accumulate cash and physical assets, and promote commercial income generation.
This project, being funded by Citi Foundation, aims to provide at least 610 marginalized youth, ages 16-25, from three centers in three urban provinces of Thailand, with the skills necessary to increase their employability or start their own businesses.