BRAC's project will provide 2,000 girls in Bangladesh with safe spaces which will enhance their social awareness, confidence and build their social capital, and encourage life skills development.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
There are 600 million adolescent girls living in poverty in the developing world. This project benefits a fraction of these poor in Bangladesh. Safe Spaces seeks to reduce the inequalities and gender discrimination, increase sociability, improve educational attainments, economically empower teenage girls, reduce early marriage and its harmful effects and enhance health awareness and practices.
How will this project solve this problem?
Develop 50 safe spaces; train 50 teenage leaders & 2,000 girls in livelihood, life skills, & financial literacy; establish microfinance groups & initiate loan activities; perform process and qualitative research & impact evaluation.
Potential Long Term Impact
An educated girl marries 4 years later, has 2.2 fewer children and reinvests 90% of her income in her family. Educating girls reduces overall HIV and malnutrition, leads to higher high school attendance and reduces risky and early sexual initiation.
Total Funding Received to Date: $17,334
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $17,334 . The original project funding goal was $87,150.