Our History

Plan was founded in 1937 by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge. Originally named 'Foster Parents Plan for Children in Spain', the aim was to provide food, accomodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil War.

Since that times, their approach to humanitarian assistance has evolved from wartime relief activities, to post-war support, to long-term community development and emergency assistance that helps children, their families and their communities in developing countries.

Plan in India

Plan began work in India in 1979. Over the years, Plan and its partners have helped communities throughout India to support themselves so that children have access to their rights including the right to:

  • Protection
  • Basic education
  • Proper healthcare
  • A healthy environment
  • Livelihood opportunities
  • Their participation in decisions making process which affect their lives

Plan India currently works in 13 states across 5,400 communities and has touched the lives of over a million children.