Mozambique – Apoio para Melhores Opportunidades para Raparigas (AMOR) Support for Enhanced Opportunities for Girls
With support from Dubai Cares, Plan Canada is implementing the four-year AMOR project, which began in January 2014. This project is part of Dubai Cares' flagship girls' education initiative with Plan. It is designed to enable girls to realize their rights to education, participation and empowerment in Mozambique. AMOR will benefit over 25,000 teachers, and boys, girls and young women from ages 6 to 20 years of age in selected communities in Inhambane Province.
The project will help reduce physical and financial barriers to attending school, improve the quality of teaching and learning, and ensure that primary school environments are safe, supportive and girl-friendly. Through a range of activities, AMOR will support girls and young mothers to complete primary and secondary education, enabling them to delay marriage and pregnancy, and to build their skills, and social and personal assets, to make better life choices as adolescent girls.
Real Assets and Improved Skills and Education for Adolescent Girls (RAISE)
In July 2013, with support from Dubai Cares, Plan started the RAISE project; a four-year project supporting adolescent children – especially girls – from poor rural households who have dropped out of school or are at-risk of dropping out in two of the Philippines’ poorest provinces, Masbate and North Samar. This project is part of Dubai Cares' flagship girls' education initiative with Plan and will reach more than 10,000 girls and boys (70% girls) through a wide range of activities that focus on improving access, quality and relevance of education, and creating a supportive nurturing environment for girls and boys to thrive in. It will help to reduce barriers to education such as poverty and gender discrimination, provide quality formal and alternative education opportunities, and it will help to build critical life skills and assets that these children need to successfully transition to decent work and other life opportunities.
These programs are undertaken with financial support from Dubai Cares.