We investigate mechanisms that influence the effects of parental HIV on the education of children. The study was conducted at Mashambanzou Care Trust in Harare, Zimbabwe. We sampled low-income HIV-positive and HIV-negative mothers who had a total of 71 children in their care.
Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) has recently become salient, but adolescent sexual reproductive health and rights (ASRHR) challenges are still a global health problem.
This report provides information about Plan International’s response to the hunger crisis through school feeding initiatives, especially school gardens in Burkina Faso.
School-related violence is a major challenge in many low- and middle-income countries. This is well established by surveys that - if anything - likely underestimate the prevalence of violence in schools.
The African Union (AU) Continental Strategy on Education for Health and Well-being of Young People aims to enhance the physical, mental, and reproductive health of young people while contributing to the achievement of education goals.
Adolescents who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) are often left out of the health and social programming. This is a disproportionately large group in sub-Saharan Africa that has experienced extreme marginalisation during the pandemic.
This learning brief presents some learning opportunities on the factors affecting the re-integration of pregnant girls and teen mothers into school and in their communities, and how the operationalization of the school re-admission policy can be supported at school and community levels.
Growing evidence from multiple countries in Africa documents sexual violence in schools. However, when that violence is committed by teachers it is shrouded in secrecy.
Out-of-school CSE holds the promise of reaching those left behind. In each of the countries, locally adapted interventions consider the needs, life experiences and vulnerabilities of left-behind groups of young people.
The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative’s (UNGEI) Gender at the Centre Initiative (GCI) is an international collaboration between civil society and international organizations, aimed at promoting gender equality in education across eight pilot countries in sub-Saharan Africa.