she’s at the center, every step of the way
We are reimagining how adolescents access contraception—with her, for her in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Nigeria, and beyond.Learn More
A360’s Smart Start introduces targeted financial messaging designed to help adolescent rural girls aged 15-19 and their husbands plan for the families, and lives, that they want.Learn More
A360’s Kuwa Mjanja delivers entrepreneurial skills and contraceptive counseling sessions—tailored to and delightfully branded for the unique needs of the 15-19-year-old girls we serve.Learn More
In Northern Nigeria, Matasa Matan Arewa, the first replication of A360’s blueprint, reaches married girls aged 15-19 and their husbands through maternal and child health and skills building classes. These serve entry points to reach couples with contraceptive counseling, where they are and how they say they need.Learn More
In Southern Nigeria and in parts of Northern Nigeria, A360’s 9ja Girls provides unmarried girls aged 15-19 with a platform to gain the skills and knowledge to know that their lives are theirs to make.Learn More
In Ethiopia, 4 in 5 girls will have a baby by age 20 before they understand the financial implications. A360's Smart Start addresses this reality, and has been awarded by Bill and Melinda Gates as a 2019 Goalkeepers Accelerator.Learn More
A 2018 Midterm Evaluation Report (MTE), led by Itad – A360’s external evaluator, in addition to A360’s subsequent management response.
A case study of the A360 experience in Ethiopia offering considerations for similar AYSRH implementation in future settings.
For youth engagement to be meaningful, it requires intentionality, resources, and training
Introducing the A360 Open Source, a treasure chest of learnings and tools that you can apply as we work, together, to drive youth-powered sexual and reproductive health breakthroughs. It's all just a click away.Explore
Learnings & Reflections
Through A360, we’ve learned that to maximize on meaningful youth engagement (MYE)’s value, we must address the shortcomings public health practitioners face when applying MYE. But to get there, we first had to fail.
We talked to PSI’s MYE mavens: Edwin Mtei, the Tanzania Project Manager for PSI’s flagship youth-powered AYSRH project Adolescents 360 (A360), Arnold Kabahaula, A360 Tanzania’s Learning Coordinator, and Claire Cole, Implementation Science and Learning Advisor at PSI, for their take on how to get MYE right based on their experience in A360.
Young people in Mozambique told the Vale a Pena team that they want fun, safe spaces to talk about their lives, their bodies and their futures. The solution? Aquele Papo. The team talked to Dina, a 13-year-old Mozambican about her experience partaking in Mozambique’s youth-powered sexual and reproductive health project’s latest behavior change campaign.