Protective Learning and Nurturing Environments for Girls Education (PLANE)

Reporting Organization:UNICEF
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 13,050,000
Timeframe: September 13, 2019 - March 31, 2023
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization


Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Guatemala - $ 4,567,500.00 (35.00%)

Honduras - $ 4,567,500.00 (35.00%)

El Salvador - $ 3,915,000.00 (30.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Gender Equality (40 %)

Education (36 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (12 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (12 %)

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The project “Protective Learning and Nurturing Environments for Girls Education” (PLANE) aims to address the individual barriers that girls face in and out of school in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. This is done by ensuring that they have access to a safe space that offers them protection and safety, both physically and psychologically, as well as opportunities for learning. The project also aims to ensure young and adolescent girls who are out-of-school, at-risk of dropping-out, internally displaced and returned migrants, have access to continue their learning, uninterrupted, by providing flexible, relevant and alternative learning opportunities. An essential component to the method is that alternative learning leads to recognized certificates and enables re-integration into formal schooling or safe employment. While young and adolescent girls are the focus of the project, the policies and many activities that benefit girls, may also support boys : such as well-trained teachers, inclusive and gender-responsive teaching methods that work for all students, a high-quality and relevant curriculum, and a focus on ensuring safe and secure learning environments for all children and adolescents. Project activities include: (1) setting-up physically-safe learning spaces; (2) establishing and strengthening safe spaces that offer opportunities to support the social and emotional wellbeing of girls through the provision of trained staff, peer exchanges, links and referrals to protective services, and alternative learning; and (3) empowering girls to seek available support services and to know and realize their rights. This project is expected to reach 180,600 persons under the age of 18 (126,420 girls and 54,180 boys), and 31,326 teachers, Ministry of Education officials, and education committee members.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adolescent females Children, girls
Descriptors: LGBTQ2I Communities Refugees Internally displaced people (IDP) Persons with disabilities
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased equitable access for girls and adolescent girls* to safe, protective, inclusive and relevant learning environments; (2) increased equitable access by girls and adolescent girls* to flexible, relevant and quality alternative learning opportunities; and (3) strengthened education systems, inclusive policies, flexible strategies and financial resources that uphold safe, inclusive and quality education for girls and adolescent girls*. *includes marginalized girls and adolescent girls: with disabilities; internally displaced, migrants or refugees; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and intersex (LGBTI); and young mothers.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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