Updated Apr 23, 2019

BRAC Adolescent Development Program

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http://education.brac.net/

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BRAC's Adolescent Development Program runs Adolescent Clubs, where secondary school girls can engage in extra-curricular and cultural activities as well as livelihood training courses, all with a view to building soft-skills.
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Quantitatively, BRAC tracks school retention rates and transfer rates from primary to secondary school. Qualitatively, evaluations mea...
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BRAC's Adolescent Development Program runs Adolescent Clubs, where secondary school girls can engage in extra-curricular and cultural activities as well as livelihood training courses, all with a view to building soft-skills.
How does your innovation work?
Quantitatively, BRAC tracks school retention rates and transfer rates from primary to secondary school. Qualitatively, evaluations measure degrees of empowerment and leadership developed among female students, as well as changing attitudes towards early marriage, dowry, reproductive health knowledge, HIV/AIDS, and other social and gender issues. With regards to the livelihoods and vocational training component, BRAC monitors employment rates upon completion of these training courses.
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Stage 5: Scaling

BRAC's Adolescent Development Program began as what was largely a reading club for secondary school-aged girls, aimed at consolidating adolescent girls' literacy and life skills that many were beginning to lose after completing primary school (as many girls did not go on to attend secondary school). Over time, the program has consolidated and evolved to provide a greater emphasis on soft skills development and livelihood and vocational training.
Registered in Bangladeshin Bangladesh

Focus Areas:

Education, Curriculum, Methods & Learning and 1 MoreSEE ALL

Education, Curriculum, Methods & Learning and GenderSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Bangladesh, Uganda, Tanzania and 2 MoreSEE ALL

Bangladesh, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan and Sierra LeoneSEE LESS

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Countries Implemented In

Planned Goals and Milestones

Initially the program targeted adolescent girls as members of the clubs. Over time, membership of ADP clubs has been extended to allow boys to join, and currently 25% of the club members are boys.

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Bangladesh, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan and Sierra Leone
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