Grants and Contributions:

P007054001: Protective Learning and Nurturing Environments for Girls Education (PLANE) P007054002: Protective Learning and Nurturing Environments for Girls Education (PLANE)
Agreement Number:
7410633 P007054001 P007054002
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Agreement Date:
Sep 13, 2019 - Mar 31, 2023
P007054001: 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. P007054002: UNICEF's "Protective Learning and Nurturing Environments for Girls Education" (PLANE) project aims to increase the number of children and adolescents whom access safe learning opportunities and that are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect themselves from risks. This to assist them entering pathways into a recognized and certified education, training and/or obtain employability skills. The project will focus on girls, adolescent & women, including those experiencing disabilities, internally displaced people (IDPs), migrants, refugees, LGBTI youth and young mothers. The initiative will address a main push factor of irregular and forced migration – the lack of safe, equitable, flexible, quality and relevant educational and training opportunities. This is accomplished through the provision of safe and protective learning spaces, innovative and flexible quality educational opportunities and strengthened education systems, inclusive of strong regional support and exchange to improve the response to and prevention of violence, organized crime risks, school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) and gender-based violence (GBV) against children, adolescents and youth affected by violence, forced displacement and migration.
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Expected Results:

P007054001: 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.

P007054002: •Increased equitable access to safe and protective learning environments that are inclusive and relevant in El Salvador, Guatemala, & Honduras;;

•Increased equitable access to flexible, relevant, and quality alternative learning opportunities in El Salvador, Guatemala, & Honduras ; and,

•Strengthened education systems that uphold safe, inclusive and quality education in El Salvador, Guatemala, & Honduras;

•180,600 children (126,420 F/ 54,180 M) will benefit from project activities;

•31,326 teachers, Ministry of Education officials, and education committee members in El Salvador, Guatemala, & Honduras will benefit from the project.

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Grants and Contributions
Recipient Type:
Not-for-profit organization or charity
Recipient's Legal Name:
UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund
Federal Riding Name:
Ottawa Centre
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P007054001 & P007054002: International Development Assistance Program
Program Purpose:

P007054001 & P007054002: The main purpose on the International Development Assistance Program is to reduce poverty for those living in countries where Global Affairs Canada engages in international development.

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