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The Girls' Education Challenge will help up to a million of the world’s poorest girls to have an opportunity to improve their lives through education. The initiative calls on NGOs, charities and the private sector to find better ways of getting girls in school and ensuring they receive a quality of education to transform their future.
This is the third phase of the International Citizenship Service, a volunteering programme for young people aged between 18-25 from across the UK. Each placement will last up to 3 months with volunteers working directly with local organisations on long-term, sustainable development projects focusing on education, health, livelihoods, civic participation or the environment in some of the world’s poorest communities. This will build on the success of phase 1 and 2, which has already seen over 20,000 volunteers participate.
To improve the performance and inclusiveness of key market systems that are important for poor people
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 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 improve English language skills for 25 million people through news, TV, radio, and mobile device materials, improved teacher training, and adult learning
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.
Tackling the key factors causing girls to drop out of school and enabling more marginalised girls to stay in school longer and complete secondary school.
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.