Supporting Transition, Retention, and Training for Young Women and Girls

Reporting Organization:CARE Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 9,427,412
Timeframe: February 27, 2020 - March 31, 2023
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

CARE Canada

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Zimbabwe - $ 9,427,412.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (60 %)

Gender Equality (40 %)

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The project aims to strengthen the capacities of adolescent girls and young women, and the broader education system that supports them. The project targets socio-economic barriers that are worsened by the lingering crisis in Zimbabwe, prohibiting girls’ sustained engagement in secondary education and/or training, and their successful transition into adulthood. Project activities include: (1) establishing mechanisms to spread awareness and information campaigns such as Social Analysis Actions groups and peer platforms; (2) facilitating safe spaces in schools and communities for girls to discuss adolescent sexual reproductive health; (3) developing a women and girls mentorship program and network for career, academic, psychosocial, and leadership support; and (4) strengthening advocacy skills and capacities for girls and boys to engage school authorities’ response to their needs and rights, including those of girls and boys with disabilities. The project works to bring together the school community system (schools, school development committees, parents, women and male learners, local leaders, authorities at the local and national levels) to define their own vision and plan for building resilient schools and systems relevant to the Zimbabwean context that are risk aware, safe, and innovative. This project works in partnership with the Coady Institute, which is committed to reducing poverty and transforming societies by strengthening local economies, by building resilient communities, and by promoting social accountability and good governance.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys
Descriptors: Persons with disabilities
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) reduced prevalence of harmful gender norms and socio-economic barriers to continued education and training; (2) improved provision of inclusive, equitable, safe, resilient, and disaster ready education services by national, sub-national, and local education governance structures; and (3) improved provision of relevant, diverse and accessible technical and vocational skills training opportunities.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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