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Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents

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BRAC's initiatives for adolescents empowers girls between the ages of 11 to 15 both socially and financially, so they can conduct themselves with confidence and lead their lives with independence and dignity.

BRAC provides safe spaces, called 'adolescents clubs', for girls where they are able to exercise their freedom to express themselves, interact with peers and mentors, and learn about critical social issues including sexual and reproductive health, early marriage, gender-based violence and drug abuse. The clubs serve as centres for various training, with curriculums based on extensive labour market survey and local demands. Examples of trainings include rearing livestock, tailoring and embroidery, salon activities and hotel management.

The girls are educated on financial literacy, which provides them with a better understanding of both personal finances and the financial aspects of small businesses. Savings and credit facilities are provided to orient them towards financial empowerment from an early age. BRAC as part of the programme holds regular meetings with parents, local leaders and the community at large to raise awareness and build support for adolescent girls.

 

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Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents

September 2013 to September 2017 

Novo foundation

To socially and financially empower girls between the ages of 11 to 15, so they can conduct and lead their lives with confidence and independence.

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