FOUNDATIONS: Strengthening Adolescent Girls’ Sexual and Reproductive Health

Reporting Organization:Save the Children Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 47,114,662
Timeframe: July 27, 2021 - June 30, 2027
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Djo Matangwa, Senior Health & Nutrition Advisor
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Save the Children Canada

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Niger (the) - $ 15,708,028.31 (33.34%)

Mali - $ 15,703,316.84 (33.33%)

Sierra Leone - $ 15,703,316.84 (33.33%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (46.00 %)

Economic Development & Empowerment (5.00 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (5.00 %)

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (23.00 %)

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (21.00 %)

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FOUNDATIONS project aims to improve access to sexual and reproductive health care for marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly adolescent girls and women, in three countries Sierra Leone, Mali and Niger. With the contribution of $ 45 Million from the Government of Canada, FOUNDATIONS will bring benefits to over 430,000 people, the majority of adolescent girls, and women. Save the Children is implementing this project in partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), EQUIPOP, ODI, and SickKids Centre for Global Health. The project will address the factors hindering the exercise of ASRHR by empowering very young adolescent (VYA, 10-14 years), older adolescent (OA, 15-18 years) girls, married or adolescent mothers to make their own informed decisions about pregnancy and sexual health and right; improving the social environment for adolescent girls to make these decisions, and finally strengthening the institutional environment at the national and sub-national levels to accelerate actions on accountable sexual and reproductive health services and gender equality.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adolescent females Adolescent males
Descriptors: Rural
Total Direct Population: 450,000
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) Increased decision making by in-school & out-of-school adolescent girls on their SRHR & the use of SRH services; (2) Improved provision of gender-responsive, inclusive, adolescent-friendly & accountable SRH services by health care providers for diverse groups of women & adolescent girls; and (3) Improved effectiveness of key stakeholders, particularly women & girls’ rights organizations & government decision-makers, to advocate for evidence-based, accountable & equitable SRH policies, legal frameworks & services.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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