How we work

Children are at the heart of everything we do.

Plan is a child-centred community development organization. This means we work with children, their families, communities, organizations and local governments to bring about positive change.

When children and adults work together as part of the change process, it is more likely that programs will be successful and sustainable.

Listening to what children have to say about their rights, needs and concerns is key to this approach. We encourage and help children to take an active role in finding solutions to their problems and realizing their full potential.

Infographic showing Plan’s approach to community-centred international development

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