Plan International is a non-profit, humanitarian, child rights organization founded in 1937 that works in 50 countries throughout Asia, Africa, South and Central America. Funds are raised for Plan International’s programs in 20 developed countries, through child sponsorship and grants from government and multilateral donors. Worldwide there are 1.5 million sponsored children, supported by approximately 1.2 million sponsors.
Plan International has worked in Sri Lanka since 1981 and the development process has undergone many changes from an intensely needs-based approach to a gradual transition to a rights-based approach. Currently, Plan Sri Lanka works in six administrative districts and four provinces. For operational purposes, the program areas are grouped into three main geographical zones.
Plan Sri Lanka’s current country strategic plan is implemented through four Country Program areas, namely: Education, Health, Child Protection and Household Economic Security. Plan supports rights holders to ensure their rights on quality education as well as for quality standards of living through the programs of education and household economic security.