Project profile — Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Out-of-School Adolescent Girls (SHE SOARS)


CARE Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011116)
2021-07-22 - 2028-07-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Zambia (35.00%)
• Kenya (30.00%)
• Uganda (35.00%)


• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (30.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (40.00%)
Family planning (13030) (20.00%)
STD control including HIV/AIDS (13040) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

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


This project aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of adolescent girls in Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia, particularly girls who have dropped out of school. Project activities include: (1) providing training and support on SRHR and life skills to adolescent girls; (2) providing training and support on financial literacy and entrepreneurship to adolescent girls; (3) building understanding and support for adolescent girls’ rights among parents, community leaders, men and boys; (4) building the capacity of health care providers and health care managers to deliver appropriate and respectful sexual and reproductive health care to adolescent girls and boys; and (5) building the capacity of youth groups and women’s rights groups to advocate for improved laws, policies and services concerning adolescent SRHR. The project expects to benefit over 200,000 girls and young women between the ages of 10 and 19. CARE is implementing this project in partnership with the Centre for Reproductive Rights, Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, and Restless Development.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased equitable use of SRHR health services by diverse groups of women, adolescent girls, and children’s rights holders, particularly out of school adolescent girls; (2) improved provision of gender and adolescent responsive, inclusive and accountable health services by health care providers for diverse groups of women adolescent girls and children’s rights holders; and (3) improved effectiveness of key stakeholders, particularly women and girls’ rights organizations to advocate for evidence-based, accountable and equitable adolescent SRHR policies, legal frameworks and services.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include : (1) established 308 girls clubs (5,788 participants) and 206 role model boys clubs (2,495 participants) that provides a safe space for participants to learn about adolescent SRHR in target countries; (2) trained 765 (389 female, 376 male) health care providers as Trainer of Trainers in gender and youth responsive curricula in target countries; (3) six women rights organizations and three youth-led organizations are being sub-granted to strengthen their advocacy work through She Soars; and (4) onboarded six female Canadian Youth Public Engagement Champions to Care Canada and She Soars, who creates content on social media to engage the public on women and girls sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $6,596,017
Planned disbursement $4,616,829
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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