Sri Lanka

Plan has been working in Sri Lanka since 1981, on the invitation of the national government. We work with nearly 20,000 sponsored children and around 125,000 marginalized children in close to 270 rural communities across 7 districts.

Plan’s programmes are carried out through 4 Programme Units (PUs): the North Central PU in the rural, drought-affected, agrarian districts of Anuradhapura; the Central PU comprising Kandy, Matale and Nuwara Eliya; the Uva PU comprising the districts of Moneragala and Ampara in the Eastern Province; and the newly started Eastern Programme Office in Batticaloa district.

We work in partnership with local and national governments and civil society organisations to sustain improvements in children’s lives.

Vietnam

Plan works to help marginalised children across Vietnam, especially those from ethnic minority groups in mountainous regions.

We implement programmes and projects involving some 226,000 households in 142 communes in Central and Northern Vietnam, including 40,000 sponsored children and their families.

Our main priorities are to reduce the malnutrition rate, to improve health care and to provide quality basic education to children.

Building good relationships with government bodies at various levels since 1993, Plan has become one of the largest non-governmental organisations working in Vietnam.

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Timor-Leste

Plan has been working in Timor-Leste since 2001, helping poor children and youth to access their rights to education, health, livelihoods and protection. We did extensive work in camps for internally displaced people in the capital, Dili, after the political crisis of 2006.

We currently work in Aileu, Ainaro and Lautem Districts.

Thailand

Since 1981 Plan Thailand has worked with more than 36,700 children and their families in over 600 communities in 7 provinces, helping them access their rights to education, health, livelihoods, protection and participation.

Plan has been working in Thailand since 1981, helping poor children to access their rights to education, health, livelihoods, protection and participation.

Plan also works closely with the corporate sector to support sustainable development projects directed at improving the lives of the country’s marginalised and disadvantaged children.

Philippines

Plan emergency teams are on the ground helping children and families affected by Typhoon Haiyan – one of the largest storms to ever make landfall.

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Plan has been working in the Philippines since 1961, helping poor children to realise their rights to health care, education, protection and a high quality of life.

We work in 420 communities nationwide. More than 80,000 families benefit from our projects.

Pakistan

Plan has been operating in Pakistan since 1997, helping marginalised children to access their rights to health, education, livelihood and protection.

Through long-term programmes we work with around 100 communities across the country, benefiting about 21,000 children.

Nepal

Plan has been working in Nepal since 1978, helping poor children to access their rights to health, education, economic security and protection.

In the hundreds of communities that we work with, there are difficulties accessing adequate health care and sanitation. The communities are often impoverished, which can leave them vulnerable. 

Plan Nepal reclaims children’s rights through programmes and participatory activities that place children at the centre of their own development.

Currently, one of our priorities is supporting early childhood care and development centres to secure young children’s right to a good education. More than 30,000 children are benefiting from the programme.

Plan is also working with local organisations and government agencies to ensure that policies to protect child rights are central in the new constitution.

Myanmar

Plan started working in Myanmar in 2008 following Cyclone Nargis, which tore through the country’s southern coast killing 140,000 people. Together with local partners, our post-Nargis activities included emergency relief, disaster risk reduction, early childhood care and development, and school construction.

In July 2012 Plan entered into a new, longer-term commitment in Myanmar with the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.

Our initial target areas include the regions/states of Ayeyarwady, Sagaing, Rakhine and Mandalay, although we are investigating the possibility of expanding into other areas including Kayah and Kayin State. Plan Myanmar is primarily implementing programmes in partnership with local organisations and has not yet started any sponsorship activities.

Plan’s programmes in Myanmar will include early childhood care and development; maternal and neonatal health with an emphasis on nutrition; water, sanitation and hygiene; disaster risk management; and child protection. At present Plan is undertaking a sector situation analysis in these areas and also selecting specific townships in which to implement programmes.

Laos

Plan has been working in Laos since 2007, supporting over 300 communities and reaching thousands of children.

Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) is ranked 138 out of 187 countries in the 2013 Human Development Index and is one of the poorest countries in South East Asia.

In the communities that we work with, there are difficulties accessing adequate healthcare, sanitation and basic education. The communities are impoverished, which can leave them vulnerable.

Plan’s goal is to enable the realisation of rights of marginalised children, especially girls, in Laos through participation, partnerships, advocacy and high quality programming.

Plan partners with local civil society to address the structural causes and consequences of poverty and to enable meaningful change.

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