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Our History

Plan was founded in 1937 by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge. Originally named 'Foster Parents Plan for Children in Spain', the aim was to provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil War.

Since that time, our approach to humanitarian assistance has evolved from wartime relief activities, to post-war support, to long-term community development and emergency assistance that helps children, their families and their communities in developing countries.

Plan in India

Plan, an International NGO began work in India in 1979 and over the past years Plan and our partners have helped communities throughout India to help themselves, so that children have access to their rights including the right to:

  • Protection
  • Basic education
  • Proper healthcare
  • A healthy environment
  • Livelihood opportunities
  • Participation in decisions which affect their lives.

Plan currently works in 13 states in India and has impacted the lives of more than a million children.