Nikhalamo “Girls Stay in school”
Between April 2014 – March 2020, ADPP ran a project named Nikhalamo, a word that loosely translates from the local Chuabo language to mean “I am here to stay”, which affirms girls’ intention to stay in school. The project was implemented in 23 primary and 3 secondary schools and has directly benefitted 5,878 girls aged 10-17 years.
Key Results 2019:
- 76 primary and secondary school teachers trained in gender and child-protection for continued delivery of gender-sensitive and child centred pedagogy;
- 130 school council members trained on gender and child-protection for an enabling, gender sensitive and safe environment for learning;
- Restored vulnerable girls’ dignity during menstruation distributed through distributing 2,900 reusable and 1.500 disposable sanitary pads;
- Constructed 14 separate latrines and 5 community pre-schools;
- Implemented 30 after school clubs, 7 science, mathematics and technology clubs, 26 reading circles and 26 WASH clubs;
- HIV/AIDS prevention advice and age appropriate sexual reproductive health rights teachings;
- Key messages for girls and boys on the negative consequences of child and forced marriages, as well as the dangers of teenage pregnancies and how to avoid them;
Gender norms sessions reached 5,100 women and men with key messages on non-harmful gender norms to promote equality in the home.
ADPP in partnership with Word Jewish Relief (WJR), and in coordination with the Ministry of Education and Human Development (MINEDH), with funds from the Start
Program promotes improved school retention and builds support for formal education More than 240 children and 11 schools benefitted from the initiative MAPUTO, Mozambique –