Project profile — Plan International Canada - Plan for Girls



Overview 

CA-3-D004877001
$18,145,637
Plan International Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011149)
2018-10-31 - 2025-09-30
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Cameroon (50.00%)
• Benin (50.00%)

Sector 

• Basic Education: Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (20.00%)
• Secondary Education: Vocational training (11330) (10.00%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (20.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (15.00%)
• Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions:
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (20.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (15.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

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 2023 include: (1) 8,047 young people (4,982 girls and 3,065 boys) are mobilized in groups (school and savings groups); (2) 4,271 girls trained on life skills and skills for a successful transition to economically productive options such as entrepreneurship, financial literacy and job training; (3) 689 traditional and religious leaders sensitized to the girls' empowerment program; (4) 12,375 parents (7,060 women and 5,315 men) sensitized to support girls' education and participation; (5) 88 health service providers (35 women and 53 men) trained to provide adolescent-friendly and gender-sensitive services; and (6) 362 employees (158 women and 204 men) at the commune and district levels trained on laws, policies and mechanisms that support adolescent girls' issues and participation.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $500,000
Transactions
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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