Sharing responsibility

We want to bear social responsibility and support selected aid projects. We present our commitment here.

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Plan International is working to ensure that every child in Tanzania has access to quality basic education. Our community awareness campaigns promote inclusive and quality education, with a specific focus on girls’ enrolment and retainment in schools. Our mentorship programme trains young people to guide younger students and help them manage their studies effectively. The menotors are also equipped with counselling skills so they can follow-up on students who have dropped out of school. Training is provided to teachers and we have established Parents Teacher Partnerships (PTPs) to facilitate good interaction between teachers and parents with the aim of reducing absenteeism and helping solve some of the challenges that schools face.

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Plan International Germany is active in 51 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. On the ground, we help to improve living conditions so that children and young people can develop freely and develop healthily, regardless of their origin, their religion or the political conditions prevailing in the developing country.

Project “Protect girls and boys from child labor”

In Tanzania, many children do not go to school but work to contribute to their families’ income. 29 percent of girls and boys between the ages of five and 17 are engaged in child labor.2 In the Geita project region, many children are employed in small-scale gold mining. Girls and boys also work in fishing operations on Lake Victoria. The work there is very dangerous and threatens the health of the children. At the same time, it robs them of the opportunity to go to school or get an education. This makes it increasingly difficult for the girls and boys to escape the cycle of poverty. Since 2012, Plan International has been working in the Geita region to protect girls and boys from child labor and give them access to education. Since then, we have helped more than 5,470 girls and boys to free themselves from exploitative working conditions. 6,000 community members have gained access to income-generating activities. In this way, we have been able to reduce the poverty of many families, one of the main causes of child labor. In order to permanently protect girls and boys from child labor, we launched this follow-up project. It is funded by the Agence Française de Développement and reaches a total of more than 329,000 people in the project region.

Text source: PLAN International Deutschland