Plan International Canada – Plan for Girls

Reporting Organization:Plan International Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 19,850,000
Timeframe: October 31, 2018 - September 30, 2025
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Plan International Canada

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Benin - $ 9,925,000.00 (50.00%)

Cameroon - $ 9,925,000.00 (50.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (50.00 %)

Other (10.00 %)

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (25.00 %)

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (15.00 %)

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The project will empower adolescent girls in Benin and Cameroon and provide them with access to improved, adolescent-friendly services in education, sexual and reproductive health and rights and economic empowerment through the creation of an integrated package of core interventions at the community level 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.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adolescent females Adolescent males
Total Direct Population: 123,367
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

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

Achieved Results

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.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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