Project profile — She Belongs in School


Save the Children Canada (22502)
2021-08-11 - 2026-07-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mozambique (100.00%)


• Education, Level Unspecified: Education policy and administrative management (11110) (10.00%)
• Primary education:
Primary education (11220) (25.00%)
Basic life skills for youth (11231) (20.00%)
• Secondary Education: Secondary education (11320) (25.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Population policy and administrative management (13010) (10.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• 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 (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (significant objective)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to support the empowerment and learning outcomes of adolescent girls, between the ages of 10 and 19. This project addresses the underlying harmful and discriminatory norms, practices, and behaviours that act as key gender barriers to girls’ access to school and learning and to realizing their right to education. This project also works to engage, mobilize, and build the capacity at the individual, household, community, and institutional level, including within schools, to promote the adoption of positive behaviours to improve educational opportunities for girls and women. Project activities include: (1) organizing mentorship programs for girls to improve their academic and life skills to help them progress with their studies and schooling; (2) conducting dialogue sessions with community influencers and gatekeepers to discuss and address gender issues; (3) organizing community education fairs promoting positive messaging and information for girls' education; (4) providing material and financial support (based on school attendance) on a pilot basis and implemented for girls and their families; (5) providing teacher development programs that focus on strengthening skills, with a focus on human and gender rights; and (6) implementing school improvement plans, with a focus on safety, water and sanitation, and inclusion. The project’s primary beneficiaries are adolescent girls between the ages of 10 and 19, both in and out-of-school, with a particular focus on girls facing intersectional discrimination (such as those living in extreme poverty, in remote locations, or with disabilities).

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved behaviours and practices among families, husbands and communities, including religious leaders, that promote and support women’s and girls’ rights, particularly with regard to education; (2) increased self-belief, decision-making, and leadership exercised by adolescent girls to pursue their education; and (3) enhanced provision of safe and supportive learning environments that build the skills and competencies of adolescent girls and are responsive to their specific needs.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $8,500,000
Planned disbursement $2,904,075
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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