We deliver evidence-based interventions for at-risk adolescent girls and young women to keep them retained in secondary school and HIV-free. We layer comprehensive, integrated services at the individual, family, school, and community levels to interrupt the pathways that lead to school dropout, teen pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS. We empower adolescent girls and young women, engage adolescent boys and men as agents of change, strengthen families, and foster safer and more equitable learning environments in secondary schools.
We build the capacity of our partners (local NGOs, local government authorities, community structures, and school systems) to provide evidence-based life skills, education, financial literacy, social protection, positive parenting skills, and HIV prevention services. We strengthen the social services sector through expert technical assistance to technical line ministries.
- We are supporting out of school study groups to equip teen moms with social assets, financial literacy, and entrepreneurial skills to help them to achieve stability, remain healthy and pursue longer-term goals for growth.
- We are piloting an innovative early warning system in secondary schools to identify girls at risk of school drop-out and provide them with the supports needed to retain them in school.
- We provided expert technical assistance to the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Children, Elderly, and Gender (MoHCDGEC) and led the development of a National Integrated Case Management System that has been adopted by the Government of Tanzania and rolled out to 84 districts.
- Our Local Government Advocacy platform, Multi-Sectoral School Assessments, and Community Nutrition Assessment and Education platforms are scalable, multi-sectoral service delivery platforms, which effectively integrate clinical HIV services and social protection services while improving coordination between facility and community-based service providers.