Commitment to Action

12+ Rwanda

Commitment by

Nike Foundation, United Kingdom's Department for International Development, Government of Rwanda

In 2011, the Government of Rwanda, the Nike Foundation, and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development committed to pilot and scale the 12+ Program - a year-long health-based learning experience for 12-year-old girls in Rwanda. The Program established a new "normal" where girls have access to information, expect to be informed, have knowledgeable mentors and friends, and find out necessary information before it is too late. 12+ delivers four major components - safe spaces, mentorship, health and financial literacy training, and health "adventures." These build social capital, knowledge, and agency- the major intermediate determinants to delay girls' sexual debut and increase contraceptive use once it's needed.

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Commitment

12+ Rwanda

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

5 years

Region

Africa

Countries

Rwanda

Commitment by

Nike Foundation, United Kingdom's Department for International Development, Government of Rwanda

Partner(s)

Girl Hub Rwanda