This Girls' Education Challenge Phase 2 will enable up to 1 million marginalised girls (currently supported through Phase 1) to continue to learn, complete primary school and transition on to secondary education. A further 500,000 highly marginalised adolescent girls, who are out of school, will also be targeted to gain literacy, numeracy and other skills relevant for life and work. It is estimated that at least 400,000 girls will complete junior secondary school in the first four years of the extension. The extension will build on what we have learnt so far in Phase 1 and further deepen global understanding of what works for girls’ education, particularly during adolescence and in the transition from education to work.
To improve learning outcomes of students at the primary and lower secondary levels, to be demonstrated through improvements in end of Primary and secondary school pass rates and improved learning of primary 2nd grade (age 8/9) students in Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.
To support the delivery of non-formal education and child protection for the most vulnerable out of school refugee children and children from host communities aged 3-18 as part of the No Lost Generation Initiative. The programme will provide up to 100,000 children with Government-endorsed non-formal education and up to 287,000 at risk girls, boys and women/caregivers with access to prevention and protection services.
To increase access and the capacity for Girls’ in South Sudan to stay in school and complete primary and secondary education by providing them with a broad package of support. This will benefit 240,000 girls, 300,000 boys and 2,600 schools. This contributes towards our MDG’s by allowing more children to complete a full course of education and will result in improved learning outcomes, completion rates and a decrease in drop-out/repetition rates in all 10 states of South Sudan by the end of 2018.
To reduce poverty in Kenya by enabling poor people to benefit from better functioning markets, and by building greater awareness among influential decision makers of how markets can work better for the poor. This will increase household incomes of 148,000 small scale farmers and entrepreneurs - of whom 33% are women - by an average of over 20% by 2018. 36,000 jobs for women and 73,000 for men and male youth will also be created.
DFID is providing up to £39m over a period of 5 years (2015-2020) to support global efforts for accelerating action to end child marriage. The UK has been at the forefront of international efforts to end child marriage. This programme is aligned with UK’s national interest - we cannot end global poverty, realise lasting peace or prosperity without empowering girls and women. When a girl marries later, she is more likely to stay in school longer and have better access to information, support and resources to earn a decent income. The intended outcome of the programme is adolescent girls supported to make healthier, safer and more empowered life transitions including on marriage choices and childbearing. The intended impact is: Reduction in prevalence of child marriage.
The purpose of the project is to increase the economic opportunities available to marginalised groups in Northern Nigeria, increasing their productivity and earning power through skills training and addressing other constraints.
To improve reproductive maternal and child health (RMCH) outcomes in Mozambique by strengthening community and institutional systems. This contributes toward the Family Planning 2020 objectives
To increase incomes among marginalised youth, women and adolescent girls, through relevant, quality, non-state vocational training that leads to formal or self-employment. This contributes to MDG one (1) on achieving productive employment including for women and young people.
To identify, test and ensure uptake of sustainable solutions for urban female economic empowerment (FEE); generate, disseminate evidence and build capacity on gender to drive improvement in policy, programming and budgets.