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  • 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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Latest News
  • Ebola survivor Abibatu was shunned by her community when she recovered from the virus. She tells us why challenging children and girls’ rights in her community in Sierra Leone has become even more essential since the Ebola epidemic.
  • Six girls from six countries speak out about their experiences of sexual violence in school.
Latest Blogs
  • Steve Williams has just returned from a visit to the Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon. Here he shares stories from the camps and explains the biggest difficulties facing refugees stuck inside the camps.
  • Fear of going to school is an undoubtedly common global scenario, but in many countries they pale in comparison with a rather more brutal reality – that of violence in school. For millions of children, school is a place of threat and terror rather than refuge and play. In a recent baseline survey, we sought to understand what factors affect girls’ and boys’ ability to access a quality education.

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