Project profile — Plan International Canada - Plan for Girls

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Plan International Canada - Plan for Girls - Overview
Plan International Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011149)
2018-10-31 - 2024-03-31
Country / region • Benin (50.00%)
• Cameroon (50.00%)
Sector • Education, Level Unspecified
Education facilities and training (11120) (15.00%)
• Basic Education
Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (20.00%)
• Secondary Education
Vocational training (11330) (15.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (15.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Family planning (13030) (10.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (15.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (10.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
Description and results


The project will help empower adolescent girls in Benin and Cameroon. It will give them access to improved, adolescent-friendly services in the areas of education, sexual and reproductive health and rights and economic empowerment by creating an integrated package of core, community-level activities for adolescents. The project uses an approach that put girls at the center of its actions, working in collaboration with parents, community leaders and governments, to advance gender equality and empower adolescent girls. The project also addresses persistent challenges to girls’ rights and wellbeing, including discriminating social practices. Project activities include: (1) increasing girls’ knowledge regarding their rights, and child protection; (2) strengthening adolescent girls’ and boys’ groups that conduct peer-to-peer education on gender equality, rights and child protection and monitoring of related services; (3) changing attitudes of families, communities and leaders to contribute to a gender equitable social environment conductive to the realization of adolescent girls’ rights; and (4) providing training to service providers to deliver improved services to adolescent girls in sexual and reproductive health, education and vocational training, and child protection. The project engages adolescent girls and service providers across various sectors, including health, education and children’s rights to increase their life skills, and active participation in decision making and governance bodies. The project expects to directly benefit nearly 123,367 people, including 57,000 adolescent girls.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved agency of adolescent girls and young women to execute decisions regarding their rights; (2) improved delivery of protective, gender-responsive and adolescent-friendly services; and (3) Enhanced local government coordination and institutional responsiveness to the rights of adolescent girls and young women.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) 12,547 young people participated in Champions of Change groups; (2) 69 savings groups were created for young people; (3) 79 girl learners in Cameroon received support to help them overcome challenges associated with employability and entering the workforce; (4) 190 teachers, 49 workshop supervisors and 120 mentors in Benin received training on girls’ and boys’ sexual health education so they could educate their peers and facilitate conversations with young people; (5) adolescent girls developed “Plans for Girls” to determine their priorities and action plans, and 32 organizations with new resources or programs got involved to operationalize these plans; and (6) the skills of 247 sector and municipal participants were enhanced so they could better understand the needs of adolescent girls and respond using appropriate and effective tools and mechanisms.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $1,750,000
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