Lusaka: Population Council, 2014. 38 p.
The Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP) in rural and urban Zambia aims to build social, health, and economic assets of adolescent girls. A safe spaces component is at the core of AGEP. Girls groups, under the guidance of a female mentor from the same community, provide a safe and supportive learning environment. The meetings are critical in building social assets for vulnerable girls - including friendships, self-esteem, trusting relationships with adults, and social support. The training content over the course of the year varies from sexual and reproductive health and life skills to financial education and nutrition training. This collection is focused on nutrition and sessions are: nutrition needs for adolescent girls, the role of food in the body, anaemia, nutrition for pregnant adolescents, infant feeding from birth through six months, and young child feeding and growth monitoring.
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