This programme aims to improve the protection, access to informal education and economic empowerment of 12 000 teenagers through a community approach, based on an existing network of community committees, women's groups and trainers in north-east Nigeria. In addition to young girls, the programme will target 5 000 teenage boys through activities to improve their means of subsistence while enhancing their awareness of the added value of gender equality and healthy masculinity.
The general objective of the programme is to improve the safety, livelihoods and personal agency of adolescent girls in North East Nigeria.
1- Improve adolescent girls' and boys' life skills, reproductive health knowledge and psychosocial support;
2- Improve adolescent girls' and boys' financial literacy, access to savings and loans and livelihood skills;
3- Provide an enabling and supportive environment for adolescent girls to thrive.
EUR 3 500 633
- Project duration
- 1 Sep 2016 - 1 Sep 2019
- Project locations
- EU contribution
- €3 500 630
- Region and Country
- Sahel & Lake Chad
- Strengthening resilience of communities
- Mercy Corps