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Empowerment and livelihood for adolescents

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BRAC piloted its empowerment and livelihood for adolescents (ELA) programme in Sierra Leone in 2012, with financial support from UNICEF. The programme is currently being implemented in Port Loko, Kambia, Moyamba, and Pujehun covering 210 clubs. ELA targets 13-20 year old girls with a key approach of using a methodology which empowers adolescents, and gives them a platform to voice their concerns, as well as build their capacity to manage numerous responsibilities. BRAC assists vulnerable girls to become economically and socially empowered. It provides safe spaces for them to share experiences, receive training on life skills, livelihood and credit support to start income-generating activities along with community sensitisation activities, with the objective of community ownership and support.

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Reducing teenage pregnancy for vulnerable ELA girls

Mar 2015 – Aug 2016

Population Council and Malala Foundation

To protect Adolescent girls from Ebola, integrate the girl survivors, and lay the foundation for health, social and economic recovery through girl-centered, community-based platforms.




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