Benin

Plan has been working in Benin since 1994, helping poor children to access their rights to health, nutrition, education and protection.


COUNTRY OVERVIEW: BENIN

Population: 9.98 million;
Capital: Porto-Novo;
Languages: French (official), Fon, Ge, Bariba, Yoruba, Dendi;
Poverty rate: 36.2% (2011);
Child labour: 31.5%;
School children in rural areas: 55%;
Annual mortality rate of children 0-5 years: 31,690

PLAN IN BENIN

Plan has been working in Benin since 1994, helping poor children to access their rights to health, nutrition, education and protection.

Our programmes benefit more than 16,000 children in 771 communities.

Currently, we are working to protect children from trafficking to the plantations and quarries in neighbouring Nigeria and Gabon and to the diamond mines in Angola. Plan is assisting communities to put in place appropriate local child protection services, so that thieves and trafficking perpetrators will be dealt with, in accordance with the law, in villages and boroughs.

PLAN’S CORE ACTIVITIES IN BENIN

Quality education and teacher training

Promoting good health practices and safe, sanitary environments

HIV prevention

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