Brief Profile

Plan India, a member of Plan International Federation, is a nationally registered independent child development organization committed to creating a lasting impact in the lives of vulnerable and excluded children, their families and communities. For over 35 years, Plan India and its partners have improved the lives of million children in 14 states by providing them access to protection, basic education, proper health care, a healthy environment, livelihood opportunities and participation in decisions which affect their lives.

Children at the Centre: Plan India believes in Child Centred Community Development (CCCD) – an operational standard that advocates the basic rights of children to lead a better life. This rights based approach enables children, their families and communities to become active and leading participants in their own development.

It enhances their capacity and opportunity to work together with others in order to bring long term sustainable positive change to their lives.

Areas of Work

  1. Maternal Health, Child Survival and Optimal Development
  2. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  3. Quality and Holistic Education
  4. Employability and Economic Empowerment
  5. Child Protection
  6. Disaster Risk Reduction

Programmes in Uttar Pradesh

1 Let Girls Be Born

As part of Plan’s global ‘Because I am a Girl’ movement to support and uphold girls’ rights, Let Girls Be Born (LGBB) is Plan India’s flagship the programme to empower communities to combat gender-biased sex selection and guarantee the right of girls to be born, to survive, be valued and provided equal treatment to boys.

2 AHANA (translated, “first rays of sun”)

The project covers 218 districts which account for 63 percent of all pregnancies in India, but where HIV testing in the same cohort ranges from 12-43 percent. (Source: Health Management Information System, 2014-15)

In UP, AHANA is implemented in 61 districts through two partners, MAMTA and the Uttar Pradesh Network of Positive People (UPNPP).

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