DURATION: 11/03/2017 - 05/25/2019
CONTACT[email protected]

Program Description

Advancing Girls’ Education and Skills (AGES) aimed to increase access to education and job skills for more than 140,000 girls in Pakistan while cultivating an ecosystem of support to help adolescent girls to thrive at school, in the workforce, and in their communities.

This initiative was implemented by a consortium led by World Learning, including CARE International, Right to Play International, and the Pakistani nonprofit Rural Support Programmes Network. 

The AGES program provided an integrated, holistic solution through four key components:

  • Education: Increasing access to school and skills training to help girls and young women succeed
  • Work: Partnering with the private sector to create work opportunities for young women
  • Awareness: Engaging communities to encourage girls and young women to reach their full potential
  • Research & Policy: Applying data and analysis to enhance education and workforce policies empowering girls and women.

Program Goals

  • Increased access to formal education and skills training to set girls up for success.
  • Developed workforce readiness by promoting job training programs, partnering with the private sector, and preparing offices and businesses for young working women.
  • Engaged families and communities to encourage widespread acceptance of young women’s participation in the workforce.
  • Applied data to support policies and practices associated with helping girls go to and stay in school and how social equity and inclusion boosts the local economy.

Program Achievements 

  • Integration of a new accelerated learning scheme of studies into the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa curriculum 
  • Development of life skills narratives which included interactive, decision-based games to build life skills through examination, intention, and action. 
  • Developed partnerships with highly committed employers, customized training approaches based on employer needs, and supported 200 young women to complete vocational training and obtain long-term employment above minimum wage