Project profile — Empowering Adolescent Girls to Learn and Earn (EAGLE) in Mozambique


Voluntary Service Overseas
2020-01-07 - 2025-10-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mozambique (100.00%)


• Education, Level Unspecified: Teacher training (11130) (15.00%)
• Basic life skills for youth and adults:
Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (20.00%)
Primary education equivalent for adults (11232) (20.00%)
• Secondary Education: Vocational training (11330) (20.00%)
• Informal/semi-formal financial intermediaries:
Informal/semi-formal financial intermediaries (24040) (7.50%)
Education/training in banking and financial services (24081) (10.00%)
• Business And Other Services: Business Development Services (25030) (7.50%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (significant objective)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to expand the basic literacy, numeracy and skills development of 3,000 vulnerable, out-of-school adolescent girls, including adolescent mothers and those with disabilities or HIV/AIDS, in six districts of the Manica and Sofala provinces of Mozambique. Project activities include: (1) providing adolescent girls access to accelerated literacy and numeracy classes that are age, gender and disability appropriate, to attain basic reading and writing skills; (2) supporting the development of business and life skills for income-generating opportunities and gain community and political support for their education and economic empowerment; (3) expanding the economic empowerment of these adolescent girls and improving their capacity to protect themselves from sexual and gender-based violence. The project addresses critical barriers to their education by providing them with informal education to gain business, financial, life, literacy and numeracy skills, while supporting their increased self-esteem, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and access to and control over their economic resources.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced learning outcomes of targeted vulnerable, out-of-school adolescent girls and young women to help them make decisions about their lives; (2) improved sociocultural behaviours and practices of boys, men, families and community members that protect and promote vulnerable, out-of-school girls and young women’s education, empowerment and rights; and (3) improved effectiveness and availability of gender-responsive and inclusive public policies and programs on girls’ education and rights, developed by local and national stakeholders.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) translated broadcast messages on coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention and protection in the provinces of Manica and Sofala into eight local languages for radio transmission. The radio messages reached more than 400,000 people in the two provinces; (2) conducted an eight-day Facebook awareness-raising campaign promoting correct messaging around prevention, protection and caring for those infected with COVID-19. The campaign’s posts reached more than 100,000 views; (3) delivered text messages on safety and prevention to 65,000 people in the two provinces; and (4) produced two short informational videos with sign language interpretation and shared them via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, and with other partners in Mozambique.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $1,644,878
Planned disbursement $1,287,803
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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