2015 • 2 years • Population & Reproductive Health
Established in 1993 and located in Cross River state, Nigeria, Girls Power Initiative (GPI) was formed to address challenges facing girls and to equip them with information, skills, and opportunities to enable them grow into self-actualized young women. In this project, GPI is documenting and disseminating its experience about implementation of the national sexuality education curriculum in the state; producing a sustainability plan and starting an advocacy working group to promote ongoing implementation in secondary schools and colleges of education; and continuing to implement the work. The expected outcome is a set of materials about the history of sexuality education in the state, a plan for continued implementation, and a group of champions working to promote scale-up of the curriculum.
2011 • 6 years, 6 months • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions
Girls' Power Initiative (GPI) is requesting support to strengthen the institution and improve its effectiveness in meeting the needs of adolescent girls in Nigeria. The grant will improve (a) the quality of programs (such as computer training and television production), (b) rural outreach, and (c) long term sustainability. It will be used to furnish and equip a conference and resource center, purchase two buses to transport students and staff, and establish a recording studio.
2010 • 3 years • Population & Reproductive Health
To scale up implementation of the national sexuality education curriculum and training of health providers on youth friendly services in Cross River State (over three years).
2007 • 3 years • Population & Reproductive Health
In support of activities towards scaling up the implementation of the national sexuality education curriculum in Cross River State, Nigeria (over three years).
2004 • 3 years • Population & Reproductive Health
In support of the implementation of the National Sexuality Education Curriculum in Cross River State (over three years).
2000 • 3 years • Population & Reproductive Health
To educate adolescent girls about their reproductive health and rights (over three years).
1998 • 2 years • Population & Reproductive Health
To improve the health status, leadership skills, and sexual and reproductive rights of adolescent girls (over two years).