Research

We apply a rigorous evaluation process to measure the effect of our intervention in changing the quality of life of adolescent girls by reducing the extent of school discontinuation, promoting completion of secondary education, delaying early marriage and discouraging the discriminatory upbringing that deprives daughters of adequate nutrition, health care, and hygiene levels. The primary aim of intervention is to identify and develop the adolescent girls as role models who can demonstrate the importance of girls’ education, delayed marriage, improved nutrition, and better hygiene among the peer girls of their community.

The intervention is composed of innovations aimed at four levels: among the adolescent girls identified as role models and the peer girls, parents of role model girls, boys, and the wider community where the adolescent girls and their partners live.

Following studies are being conducted among different target groups:

  • Quantitative survey among a random sample from the cohort of role model adolescent girls aged 14-15 years and their parents at the three points of time, i.e., one at the beginning of the project (baseline), a midline after one year of project and one at the end of the intervention;
  • Quantitative survey among a random sample of adolescent girls in the age group of 13 to 16 (excluding the role model adolescent girls) years at the baseline and at the end of the intervention;
  • Qualitative survey among the peer adolescent girls, role model adolescent girls, parents of adolescent girls, adolescent boys and community leaders at the baseline and at the end of the intervention. Additionally, in the midline at the end of one year qualitative surveys would be conducted with role model adolescent girls and their parents

Below is a brief report of the ethnographic study undertaken by two students.

Ethnography study report