Nurturing Minds/SEGA School-Driven Response to Covid-19 in Tanzania (Part 5, Covid-19 Response Series)

by Shira Landskroner-Eiger

Background
The SEGA (Secondary Education for Girls Advancement) Girls’ School is a residential secondary school for bright, motivated Tanzanian girls who otherwise would be unable to attend school due to extreme poverty or hardship. Housing over 260

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The Abriendo Oportunidades Response to COVID-19: Advocating and Providing for Indigenous Populations in Guatemala (Part 6, Covid-19 Response Series)

by Angel del Valle, Country Representative to Population Council Guatemala Office

Context
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to advance in the Mesoamerican region, the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) expressed concern about the disproportionate effects experienced by indigenous and afro-descendant populations.

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Stories of Grit, Hope and Resilience from JLMC’s Girl Power Project During the Pandemic in Uganda (Part 7, Covid-19 Response Series)

by Vivian Glyck, Founder of JLMC, Audrey Kanyesigye, Country Director, JLMC Uganda, and Tessa Davis, Program Director, JLMC

Background
Since its founding in 2006, Just Like My Child (JLMC) Foundation has developed deep partnerships with rural communities

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SMASH Adolescent Girls Community of Practice (SAG-CoP)’s response to COVID-19 in Mwanza, Tanzania: Strategic Communication, Adaptive Restructuring, and Prioritizing Sustainability (Part 8, Covid-19 Response Series)

by Sono Recovatus and Samantha Berg

About SAG-CoP
In early 2017, a group of 16 like-minded NGOs and CBOs in the Mwanza region of Tanzania came together to form the SMASH Adolescent Girls Community of Practice (SAG-CoP). Coordinated by a

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Can adolescent girls’ safe space clubs effectively run solar-powered mobile phone charging stations in rural Sierra Leone?

by Nadia Assad and Sarah Blake

Solar-Powered Mobile Phone Charging Hubs and Adolescent Girls

Access to electricity in rural Sierra Leone is scarce. While data are weak, estimates on the proportion of households having regular access to electricity range from

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