Our Country Strategic Goals

Our Country Strategic
Goals

As the leading child rights organisation, we strive to advance children’s rights and equality for girls, thus creating lasting impact in the lives of the vulnerable and excluded children and their communities.

CSP IV sets an ambition of:

- Working with TWO million children, and within these aiming to impact ONE million girls and young women

- Impacting TEN million girls and young women through influencing government policy and practice

- Developing innovative pilots through evidenced based programming

 

Our Programme Strategy

Our Programme Strategy

 
Programme Strategy 2
Programme Strategy 2
Programme Strategy

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

Adolescent and Maternal Health, Child Survival and Optimal Development

- To improve maternal, new-born, child health and nutrition by enabling community to access affordable health services and also strengthen the Government’s Reproductive, Maternal, New-born, Child and Adolescent Health programmes at all levels.

- To facilitate collective action by adolescents (10-18 years of age) and youth (19-24 years of age), particularly girls and young women to promote healthy behaviour practices.

- To prevent vertical transmission of HIV amongst pregnant women and provide care and support to identified HIV positive women and their infants.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

- To influence government initiatives towards Open Defecation Free (ODF) villages/slums where all children and youth, particularly girls and young women, practice safe hygiene at all times and are change agents in their respective communities.

- To promote safe hygiene practices at school/Anganwadi Centre particularly for girls by improving access to WASH facilities.

Quality and Holistic Education

- To promote quality learning in pre-schools for all children in 3-6 years of age

- To promote quality learning in schools for all children, especially girls, in Class I-X

Employability and Economic Empowerment

- To promote community managed micro finance system that enable women 18-24 years to start micro enterprises and financial inclusion.

- To promote Job Oriented Vocational Training for vulnerable and excluded young women and young men in the age group 18-24 years to access decent employment.

- To influence government and provide technical assistance at national/state/district level in implementing/mainstreaming pre-vocational courses at schools and educational institutions.

Child Protection

- To enable formation and strengthening of community based child protection mechanism for providing support to children, especially girls, to address the issue of Gender Based Violence (GBV).

- To provide Technical Assistance to government at national/state/district level to ensure effective implementation of ICPS.

Disaster Risk Reduction

- Timely humanitarian assistance is ensured in event of a disaster with specific focus on protection, Early Childhood Care and Development (including nutrition), education and WASH in affected areas, especially among girls.

- Improved resilience and reduced vulnerability of girls and women for Disaster Risk Reduction in villages and urban slums including climate change adaptation and comprehensive school safety programmes.

 

Our Programme Strategic Objectives

Our Programme Strategic Objectives

Strategic Objectives
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:

Adolescent and Maternal Health, Child Survival and Optimal Development: Plan India’s health programme will work towards improving the health of mothers, children and adolescents by adopting a life cycle approach and promoting optimal growth and development of all children, especially girls.

Objective: Improved access to quality reproductive, maternal, child and adolescent health services that directly benefit 500,000 Under Six (U6) girls and 500,000 adolescent girls from vulnerable and excluded communities, along with 8,000,000 girls and young women indirectly benefited through influencing government policy and practice.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)The WASH domain of Plan India encompasses a number of initiatives including adopting community led approaches focusing on collaborative behaviours to drive change at school/Anganwadi Centre (AWC)/household level leading to an increase in the number of Open Defecation Free (ODF) villages/slums; and concerted efforts to ensure girls have access to WASH facilities at AWC/schools resulting in reduced absenteeism and dropout rates of girls.

Objective: Improved access to water, sanitation and hygiene services that directly benefit 1,000,000 girls and young women from vulnerable and excluded communities along with 5,000,000 girls and young women indirectly benefited through influencing government policy and practice.

Quality and Holistic Education:Our work in the education sector is focused on providing quality education (including ECE) to all children, particularly girls. This includes enhancing pedagogical skills of all teachers. Simultaneously, School Management Committees will be strengthened to support schools in delivering quality learning outcomes among children. As a result, all children would achieve age and grade appropriate learning outcomes with a higher rate of transition between critical grades.

Objective: Promote quality education and learning for children in pre-primary to secondary levels in Early Childhood Care and Education/Anganwadi Centres and schools directly benefiting 1,000,000 girls; along with 5,000,000 girls indirectly benefited through influencing government policy and practice.

Employability and Economic Empowerment:Plan India’s employability and economic empowerment initiatives aim to increase the income level of families through a three-pronged approach, namely Community Managed Micro Finance, Job Oriented Vocational Training and Vocational Training for Enterprise Promotion for youth, with special focus on young women. We will also influence key duty bearers to provide services to foster pre-vocational skills at educational institutions with alignment to the National Skills Qualifications Framework.

Objective: Improved youth economic empowerment and financial inclusion that directly benefits 100,000 young women (18-24 years) along with 1,000,000 girls and young women indirectly benefited through influencing government policy and practice.

Child Protection: Plan India’s work in child protection will aim towards strengthening the reporting and responding mechanism, which will be complemented by the participation of children, families, communities, government officials and other relevant stakeholders. This will contribute to reducing abuse/neglect/exploitation and violence against children, especially girls.

Objective: Increased protection from abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence for 1,000,000 girls from vulnerable and excluded communities along with 10,000,000 girls indirectly benefited through influencing government policy and practice.

Disaster Risk Reduction: Plan India’s Disaster Risk Reduction programme aims to provide children and youth, especially girls and their families with the knowledge and skills to adopt child centred Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (includes environment protection) practices and grow up safely in resilient communities.

Objective: Build disaster resilient communities through comprehensive disaster risk/vulnerability reduction and humanitarian assistance benefitting at least 300,000 girls, young women and their families across 1,000 villages and urban slums along with 300,000 girls, young women and their families indirectly benefited through influencing government policy and practice.