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.

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Serving rural married girls & husbands

Ethiopia

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.

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Serving urban & peri-urban girls, with and without children

Tanzania

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.

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Serving married, rural women

Northern Nigeria

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.

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Serving unmarried, peri/urban women and girls

Southern Nigeria

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.

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62%
OF GIRLS

aged 15-19 who interact with A360 Tanzania voluntarily opt for a long-acting method (LARC), a number that exceeds Tanzania’s national average of 20% LARC uptake among the same age group. (Source: DHS)

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1 / 5
Young people like me are normally dictated to, not worked with. A360 is different. It’s a project that gives us space to be heard.
Genet Ebuy, Young Designer, A360 Ethiopia
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2 / 5
We all should learn about contraception early. If we don’t learn [about] it now, when will we know about the choices we can make?
Joy, Adolescent Girl, Nigeria
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3 / 5
Going into the field to learn from adolescents has changed how we listen to each other. HCD has left us with a deep empathy for the girls. It assures us that all the views we raise are in favor of the girls we serve.
Edwin Mtei, Social Behavior Change Communications Manager, A360 Tanzania
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4 / 5
9ja Girls goes beyond method uptake. It makes girls know what life is. It makes them sit down and think where they are coming from, where they are, where they are going.
Agege, Youth-Friendly Provider, A360 Nigeria
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5 / 5
I had not imagined a girl to be leading conversations [about contraception] when I started on A360 two years ago. I feel proud of this work and of what this means for Ethiopia's future.
Ayana Geneti, Young Designer, A360 Ethiopia
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Learnings & Reflections

March 7, 2019

Do the #DareToDream Challenge

This International Women’s Day, join us in dialogue as we explore the topics Sisi Nanasi prompts us to consider: namely, what does it mean to be a young person who can achieve their dream? And how can contraception bring us all closer toward reaching our life goals?

February 19, 2019

5 Ways to Address Market Failures in the Mozambican Context

In Mozambique, adolescent girls and boys navigate a complex web of socio-cultural barriers barring them from accessing reproductive health services — where, when and how they want. Resolving this gap requires addressing contextual and systemic market failures.

February 19, 2019

Powering Change, with Youth at the Helm

Through UK Aid funding, Vale-a-Pena is applying the A360 approach in Mozambique: proving that by putting girls at the center of AYSRH program design, we can better how to position contraception as relevant & accessible for adolescent girls, today.

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