In line with USAID’s Education Policy, USAID Girls’ Leadership and Empowerment through Education (GLEE) decreases barriers to quality education in a safe and supportive learning environment for adolescent girls (10-18 years) while increasing the adoption of positive, healthy behaviors. USAID GLEE trains teachers to improve children’s learning, school management committees to improve transparency and accountability, and parents and community members to support girls’ access to learning.

USAID GLEE takes a holistic and collaborative approach that mobilizes local network of youth, extended families, community mentors, school management committees, parent-teacher associations, mothers’ associations, schoolteachers, administrators, and local healthcare providers, as well as local, regional, and national authorities.