Our Programme Priorities

Our Programme Strategy

In an endeavour to be known as a leading child development organisation, the following standards will be integrated in all organisational and programming components:

Maternal Health, Child Survival and Optimal Development

Health

  • Improved maternal, new born and child health by enabling community access to knowledge, community based interventions and affordable quality health services
  • Improved knowledge, attitudes and practices for enhanced health seeking behaviour amongst adolescents, especially girls
  • Preventing vertical transmission of HIV amongst pregnant women and care and support to identified HIV positive women and their infants through improved public health systems
  • Improved quality of primary health services by leveraging National Urban Health Mission resources for the urban poor

Early Childhood Care and Development

  • Optimal growth and development of girls and boys (0-3 years) achieved through increased access to quality responsive care and stimulation

Citizenship and Local Governance

  • Ensure effective public accountability mechanisms for equitable access to quality health and childcare services

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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

  • Increased number of Open Defecation Free villages and urban slums in the most vulnerable and excluded areas where Plan works and improved hygiene behaviour
  • Equitable access to improved institutional WASH facilities and improved hygiene practices at home, Early Childhood Care and Development centres and schools benefiting families, care givers and user-groups

Citizenship and Local Governance

  • Increase in the number of Community Based Organisations that monitor open defecation status in their villages and urban slums

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Quality and Holistic Education

Early Childhood Care and Development

  • Improved access to care and developmentally appropriate early learning for girls and boys (3-6 years) and their smooth transition to primary levels

Education

  • Ensure all children (6-18 years), especially girls from vulnerable and excluded families, successfully complete 10 years of education in school with appropriate learning levels

Citizenship and Local Governance

  • Increase in the number of children and youth led organisations that effectively participate in programming and advocacy

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Employability and Economic Empowerment

  • Increase in the number of youth (18-29 years) receiving Job Oriented Vocational Training and vocational training for entrepreneurship
  • Ensure an increase in financial inclusion of households and link to business development services for improved livelihoods

Citizenship and Local Governance

  • Increase in the number of children and youth led organisations that effectively participate in programming and advocacy

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Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Timely humanitarian assistance is ensured in case of a disaster with specific focus on protection, ECCD (including nutrition), education and WASH in affected areas, especially for girls
  • Improved resilience for disaster risk reduction including climate change adaptation and comprehensive school safety programmes in villages and urban slums in Plan programme and non-programme areas

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Protection

Protection from abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence

  • Increased number of children receive support of effective community based child protection mechanisms, linked to the mainstream system for response and redressal
  • Improved capacity building of duty bearers engaged in mainstream child protection mechanisms
  • Increased engagement of Plan India to institutionalise systemic changes through policy dialogue on child protection issues
  • Increased number of girls, adolescents and women with safe access to drinking water sources and sanitation

Citizenship and Local Governance

  • Increased number of children and youth led organisations effectively participating in programming, advocacy and decision making on child rights issues

Our Programme Strategic Objectives

Plan India implements high quality programmes that create a lasting impact in the lives of vulnerable and excluded children and their communities through the following strategic objectives:

  • Maternal Health, Child Survival and Optimal Development: Improved access to quality reproductive, maternal, child and adolescent health services that directly benefit 300,000 women in the reproductive age group, one million adolescents/youth (at least 50% girls) and 300,000 children under five years, especially from vulnerable and excluded groups in 6,000 villages and urban slums; along with two million children and adolescents indirectly supported through advocacy and policy influence actions.
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Improved access to water, sanitation and hygiene services directly benefiting two million children and youth from vulnerable and excluded communities in 6,000 villages and urban slums (50% demonstrating sustained Open Defecation Free status); along with three million girls, boys and youth indirectly supported through advocacy and policy influence actions.
  • Quality and Holistic Education: Improved holistic learning and quality education (pre-primary to secondary education) in 3,000 Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)/Anganwadi Centres and 3,000 schools directly benefiting one million children in the age group of 3-18 years in 3,000 villages and urban slums; along with four million children supported through ECCE/Education system advocacy and policy influence actions.
  • Employability and Economic Empowerment: Improved youth economic security and financial inclusion that directly benefits 100,000 youth from 18-24 years (at least 50% girls) and 50,000 women in 3,000 villages and urban slums; along with 200,000 youth and 100,000 women supported through advocacy and policy influence actions.
  • Disaster Risk Reduction: Build disaster resilient communities through comprehensive disaster risk reduction and humanitarian assistance benefitting at least 300,000 children, youth and their families across 1,000 villages and urban slums.
  • Protection from Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation: Increased protection and effective redressal from all forms of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence for two million children, especially girls across 6,000 villages and urban slums.

To provide focus, each strategic objective has a well-defined thematic focus comprising of Common Minimum Programmes and evidence based pilot programmes. In addition to this, Plan India will strengthen evidence based advocacy and campaign initiatives to generate evidence, influence policies and provisions for children at the state, national and international level.

Our Country Strategic Goals

Plan India's goal for 2016-2020 is to be the leading child development organisation in India known for its credibility and the lasting impact it creates in the lives of vulnerable and excluded children and their communities