The Tiphunzire project assumed that by improving marginalized girls’ sexual and reproductive health, girls will be empowered to make better life decisions, remain or enroll in school and seek to improve their own learning and skills. By supporting schools to adopt child protection policies and practices the project also aimed to make schools safer places where girls who fear abuse or have been victims of abuse are likely to attend. The project was funded by DFID's Girls Educa
Although Malawi has made significant progress in addressing gender differences in enrollment rates, some 22% of primary school-aged girls do not attend school, while 60% of girls enrolled do not attend school regularly. Furthermore, although enrollment rates have evened in the early years of primary school, more boys are enrolled in later primary years. Dropping-out or missing school results in lower completion rates for girls compared to boys in Malawi, and this is often due
A significant barrier that keeps girls out of school in Malawi is poor sexual reproductive health. In Malawi, almost 9% of girls who dropped out of school in 2010 did so because of early marriage and pregnancy, also citing embarrassment around menstruation as a reason for missing school.
Through support from the Girls Education Challenge, the Tiphunzire (Let's Learn!) projected aims to improve the access, retention, and learning outcomes of marginalized girls in primary sc