sage_calep

Overview

SAGE is using an innovative two-pronged strategy of an Early Warning System (EWS) and Stay in School Committee (SISC) to transform social norms and practices around girls’ education, reproductive health, and positive discipline. It sought to reduce risks of early marriage, pregnancy, gender-based violence (GBV), and HIV infection, and supports girls to stay in school.

Project’s Key Aim

The SAGE project goal is to improve retention of and reduce the risk of new HIV infection among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) aged 13- 19 in secondary schools in Kenya.

CALEP’s Strategic Intervention Measure

  • Targeted Training and Assistance: The project targeted 38,750 AGYW from 65 secondary schools in 3 counties in Kenya on early marriage, pregnancy, gender-based violence (GBV), and HIV infection, and supports girls to stay in school.

Results of the Intervention Measures

  • Increased Awareness: Many members of the the communities are aware of girls’ right as well as how they should properly handle themselves in the society to ensure girls get better education.
  • Reduction in Perpetration of Social ills: The project has led to reduced risks of early marriage, pregnancy, gender-based violence (GBV), and HIV infection, and supports girls to stay in school.