What Makes Plan Different?

For almost 80 years we’ve been taking action and standing up for every child’s right to fulfil their potential. On a daily basis, our energy is devoted to making a difference for children living in poverty.

We stand up for children’s rights. We listen to the children we work with and find the best way forward together.

We trust in what we do and we strive to be open, accountable and honest.

We are different. We are Plan International.


WHAT WE STAND FOR

Established in 2003, Plan Ireland is a child-centred community development organisation, part of Plan International which itself was founded over 76 years ago. We are an independent organisation with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.

Plan’s Vision for Children
Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realise their full potential in societies which respect people’s rights and dignities.

Plan’s Approach
Plan adopts a child-centred community development (CCCD) approach in all its work which has as its central tenet that children, families and communities are encouraged and enabled to become active and leading participants in their own development.

This approach enhances their ability and opportunity to work together with others to address the causes and consequences of child poverty at all levels. Plan’s CCCD approach is guided by the UN’s Convention on the ‘Rights of the Child’.

We strive to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children in developing countries through a process that unites people across cultures and adds meaning and value to their lives.

We build relationships to increase understanding and unity among people of different cultures and countries.

90,229

Last year, we worked in 90,229 communities across the developing world.

84m

In 2013, we worked with over 84m children, helping them secure a better and brighter future.

€704m

In 2013, we invested over €700 across 50 of the world's poorest countries.

History

“When Santander falls, I will be shot. I beg you to worry. I beg you to protect my child.“
With these modest words, Plan began.

What We Do

PLAN GETS RESULTS.
Global in scale but grassroots in approach, Plan strives to deliver an impact in everything that we do.

Where We Work

Global in scale. Grassroots in approach.

Meet the Team

Our team is small, but our passion for what we do is massive!

Finance & Governance

Accountability for every donation is at the top of our list, which is why our finances are an open book. See for yourself.

Jobs and Volunteering

To achieve Plan’s vision we need strong, dynamic people to deliver high quality, impactful work across all of our programmes.