MALAWI ASPIRE PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Malawi Girls Education
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Empowering Girls Through Education and Health (ASPIRE) is a four-year US$ 18.2 million USAID activity aimed at increasing the educational attainment of girls in primary and secondary schools in Balaka, Machinga and Zomba districts in Malawi, reaching 182,000 girls.

ASPIRE Key Outputs

Output 1: Reading skills for girls in upper primary school improved.
Output 2: Adoption of positive sexual and health-care seeking behaviors among youth ages 10-19 increased.
Output 3: Key structural and cultural barriers for girls ages 10-19 decreased.

Funding: $18.2 million

Basic Education $7million
PEPFAR $2 million
DREAMS  $7,331,474 million
WASH $1.9 million

ASPIRE TARGETS

Number of primary schools reached

315

Number of secondary schools reached              

36

Number of adolescent girls reached

126,526

Number of supplementary readers and other teaching and learning materials provided with USG assistance

343,440

Sexual and Reproductive Health materials distributed

10,650

Teachers trained in reading instruction teaching

8,190

Teachers trained in gender sensitive pedagogy

8,190

Teachers trained in life skills teaching

120

Mother groups supported

353

Number of latrines built

14

OVC beneficiaries reached  by PEPFAR OVC  programme

1400

Girls readmitted in school

1059

Geographical location

Zomba, Balaka and Machinga districts

Partners

Save the Children
The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWEMA)
Creative Centre for Community Mobilisation (CRECCOM),
Malawi Institute of Education (MIE)

USAID Contact

Michelle Chen 
Chief, Office of Education
Email: mchen@usaid.gov

Last updated: September 20, 2016

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