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In collaboration with DFID, an Ethiopia Safe Space Program Project

IPE Africa | News | August 01, 2016 IST

In collaboration with DFID, an Ethiopia Safe Space Program Project

The Ethiopia Safe Space Program (ESSP) has been awarded to the consortia of IPE Global (Lead) and Pathfinder International (Associate) for implementing a 16 month pilot phase. The project will support adolescent girls, aged 11-14 years old, to engage in a safe space programme that will equip them with personal, social, health, safety, education and financial outcomes - building their confidence, agency, skills and knowledge as they progress through adolescence. ESSP is to be scaled nationally and this pilot shall design and test the model, curricula and operating model. This will be done in 2 Regions of Amhara and Oromia. The Federal Ministry of Health (MoH) is leading the government support for the program, together with Girl Effect Ethiopia, a programme team of the UK’s Department of International Development (DFID) in Ethiopia.

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