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Africa

  • Where we work across a broad range of issues affecting children and communities.
  • Where and how we work in order to support and rebuild communities in response to disasters.
  • Where sponsorship money goes to and how it is used to improve the lives of children worldwide.
  • Where we undertake programmes globally to help transform the lives of children and communities and provide long-term benefits.
  • Where and how the Girls Fund supports long-term projects to help transform and empower the lives of girls.
  • Where we work to support and protect highly vulnerable and marginalised children.
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Plan started working in Africa in 1974 and today works in 24 countries on the continent, where we invest more than €150 million each year.

Where we work

Plan works in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Our work

Our projects in Africa focus on HIV and AIDS, health, education, governance, water and sanitation, and helping people get the skills they need to earn a living.

We focus on addressing children’s rights in Africa in a number of ways, including our Because I am a Girl campaign, which draws attention to discrimination against girls and women as one of the underlying causes of poverty.

Plan in Africa has actively engaged with governments as part of our Learn without Fear campaign to ensure that children can be educated in a safe and supportive environment.

See a full list of Plan's projects in Africa.

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