$690,000 in grants to support the expansion and testing of a creative peer education approach to empower girls in secondary school in Botswana to reduce their risks of HIV/AIDS and unintended pregnancies.
Strong commitment to rigorous evidence.
Young 1ove’s innovation was inspired by the results of a randomized controlled trial in Kenya in 2005, which found that relative risk education classes resulted in a 28% reduction in teenage pregnancy. Young 1ove is currently conducting a randomized controlled trial with 27,574 students to measure their impact in Botswana. Endline results are expected in 2016.
Partnership and potential for national and regional scale.
The partnership between Young 1ove and Evidence Action creates an impressive coalition, combining implementation ability with experience in scaling through governments. Young 1ove has received a formal mandate from the Government of Botswana to reach all students in Botswana by the end of 2016.
Potential for cost-effective impact.
The intervention has the potential to be a highly cost effective way to avert HIV transmission by reducing inter-generational sex, and to reduce dropout rates and unwanted pregnancy.Apply for funding