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New Publication - Girl-Centered Program Design: A Toolkit
Nov 22nd, 2010 - 03:22:19
Dear GYCA members,
Please find below a very resourceful tool kit for adolescence programming.
All the best in your work!
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From: "Austrian, Karen"
To: "Austrian, Karen"
Sent: Thu, November 18, 2010 11:16:53 PM
Subject: New Publication - Girl-Centered Program Design: A Toolkit
Dear Colleagues and Partners,
It is with great pleasure that I announce the Population Council’s publication
of “Girl-Centered Program Design: A Toolkit to Develop, Strengthen and Expand
Adolescent Girls Programs.” This user-friendly, practical toolkit contains best
practices, critical questions and step by step guidance on a comprehensive array
of issues relevant to girls program design. The content is drawn from a
three-year program that brought together various girls program practitioners in
Kenya to discuss various elements of program design, as well as the collective
wisdom of the Council’s long history of work with adolescent girls programs.
As they make the transition from childhood to adulthood, adolescent girls face
poorer health outcomes, are more likely to become infected with HIV, become more
socially isolated, are less likely to attend secondary school or to complete it,
and have fewer income-generating opportunities than boys. In addition, general
programs for youth do not adequately reach adolescent girls. In order to reach
them, programs must be designed with adolescent girls as the target audience –
this toolkit will help you do just that!
“Girl Centered Program Design” is meant for those interested in working with
adolescent girls ages 10–24. It can be used by anyone who is designing or
running a program, someone writing a proposal to work with girls, or staff
working directly with girls who need fresh ideas on how to strengthen program
activities. It can be used by people who are starting to work with girls in a
targeted way for the first time, or those who already have a girls program but
are trying to strengthen or expand it.
The toolkit has three main sections: the first focuses on structure, the second
on content, and the third on monitoring and evaluation. Within each chapter is
an introduction to the topic, examples from existing programs for girls, and
practical, user-friendly tools.
The toolkit is available on the web at www.popcouncil.org/2010AdolGirlsToolkit.
In addition the tools are available as word documents so that they can be easily
adapted and used. If you are interested in hard copies, or a CD version, please
email kaustrian (at) popcouncil.org.
Please feel free to widely share this announcement with colleagues, partners or
anyone you think may be interested in or benefit from the toolkit.
Staff Associate - Poverty, Gender, and Youth Program
General Accident House, 2nd Floor - Ralph Bunche Road
PO Box 17643-00500