Partner of the Week: Plan International

Plan International is a global children’s charity whose vision is a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International works with girls and boys growing up in some of the world’s poorest communities, making sure they have access to the education, health care, clean water and future opportunities they need to thrive. Working in over 70 countries, prioritising girls’ rights, advocating for change and empowering communities are just some of the factors that make Plan International unique.

Plan International and Financial Education

Many young people aged 14–25 in developing countries are already economically active but without a basic education in the key tenets of finance. They are therefore not only less likely to maximise the benefits from their economic activity, but also risk making decisions that may result in debt and further poverty over time and into adulthood. Girls in developing countries in particular face many more barriers to education compared with their male counterparts.

Plan International is implementing Aflatoun’s financial curriculum to girls in China and Brazil as part of Credit Suisse’s Financial Education Initiative. This is a partnership between Credit Suisse, Plan International, Room to Read and Aflatoun International. Within the framework of this partnership, Aflatoun International is providing technical expertise and curriculum support for Plan International’s country programmes. The Financial Education for Girls programme aims to increase girls’ awareness of their social and economic rights, and increase their self-confidence and agency over their future choices.