Supporting Girls to Thrive: Baseline Mixed Methods Study
Increasing opportunities for adolescents, especially girls, to actively learn, discuss and express their views on key issues affecting their lives
This baseline mixed methods study was conducted between July and October 2019 in Sorong, West Papua. It comprised questionnaire surveys for primary and junior secondary school students and teachers on a broad range of issues such as literacy, WASH, violence, participation and life skills. This study is part of the Supporting Girls to Thrive programme. It included a reading assessment for primary level students, school and classroom observation, and immersion with families with children of primary and junior secondary school age.
With support from the David Beckham Fund, UNICEF launched the “Supporting Girls to Thrive” programme in 2018 to increase retention, improve learning outcomes and protect girls and boys from violence in schools. One of the objectives of the programme is to increase opportunities for adolescents, especially girls, to actively learn, discuss and express their views on key issues affecting their lives. Through school-based interventions and online platforms, students will have the opportunity to exchange information with other young people around the country, engage in dialogue with policymakers and create positive social change in their communities.