UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Child Poverty Insights: BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents

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AUTHOR Farzana Kashfi, Senior Manager, Education Program - Santhosh Ramdoss, Senior Program Manager -Scott MacMillan, Communications Manager, BRAC USA
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TYPE Lessons Learned/Good Practices
DATE 2012
TOPIC Child poverty and disparities
LANGUAGE English
ABSTRACT

BRAC's network of clubs for adolescent girls, called Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA), is now active in six countries. How do these clubs work?
Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) is a program that offers hundreds of thousands of adolescent girls the opportunity for a better life through mentorship, life skills training and microfinance. Targeting girls from disadvantaged backgrounds in Bangladesh, Uganda, Tanzania, Afghanistan, South Sudan and, most recently, Haiti and Sierra Leone, it has been rigorously tested and shown to have positive impacts.


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