Visualisation tool: To assess ‘Girl-friendliness of Schools’
To improve young people’s SRHR, three visualisation tools have been developed by the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in partnership with the Her Choice Programme, one of them is to assess Girl-friendliness of Schools.
The development and evaluation of the use of the tool has been funded through two small grants of Share-Net International. This tool have been implemented in the Her Choice programme countries in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Girl-friendly Schools (GFS) tool:
This tool scores different dimensions of schools to assess whether or not they can be considered girl friendly. This tool was developed in view of the apparent lack of clarity among different relevant actors involved in Her Choice activities (e.g. school principals, students, community leaders and NGOs) as to what constituted a girl-friendly school, and what kinds of school and community-based measures supported young women’s access to, participation and achievement in formal education. This tool was developed on the basis of existing literature and guidelines, with Her Choice partners providing valuable input on possible locally relevant measures to improve girl friendliness of schools.