Project profile — Keeping Adolescent Girls in School in Tanzania


Plan International Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011149)
2021-05-06 - 2026-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Tanzania (100.00%)


• Basic Education: Primary education (11220) (31.00%)
• Secondary Education: Secondary education (11320) (8.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Reproductive health care (13020) (7.00%)
• Water And Sanitation: Basic sanitation (14032) (9.00%)
• Human rights:
Human rights (15160) (25.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (20.00%)

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 (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (significant objective)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project ensures that girls realize their right to safe, quality, gender-responsive education by improving the participation of adolescent girls in primary and secondary education in Tanzania. Project activities include: (1) increasing the availability of gender-responsive school facilities, such as latrines, and access to adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services; (2) addressing the financial constraints poor girls and their families face by providing economic opportunities to support girls’ education; (3) offering re-entry points for out-of-school girls, particularly girls in remote communities and those living with disabilities; and (4) supporting girls’ transition from primary to secondary school or alternative learning programs for girls barred from enrolling due to pregnancy or early motherhood. This is achieved through cost-effective solutions to enable safe transport to secondary and alternative learning centres.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved agency of adolescent girls (defined as the capacity to act and exert power over one’s life) to exercise their rights to education and sexual and reproductive health; (2) improved provision of gender-responsive education and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescent girls; and (3) strengthened local education sector governance to support access to safe, quality, gender-responsive schools.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) 8,353 adolescents (5,554 girls and 2,799 boys) empowered with information on sexual and reproductive health and rights and menstrual health hygiene; (2) 203 village savings and loans association groups established to address the financial and non-financial constraints faced by vulnerable girls and their families in the target regions; (3) provided 43,800 textbooks to the 73 targeted primary schools, improving the pupil-textbook ratio from 1:8 to 1:3; and (4) engaged 2,205 community-based women and children protection committee members in dialogue sessions. Also, developed action plans to support adolescent girls’ education by identifying local barriers and mitigation strategies, and mobilizing parents’ support.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $1,968,394
Planned disbursement $3,194,274
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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