In 2004, the Population Council in Guatemala launched the “Abriendo Oportunidades” (AO) Program with the purpose of supporting indigenous girls in reaching their maximum potential to overcome the cycle of poverty. The program compiled many valuable lessons, often from young mentors working directly with girls and adolescents. Constant dialogue among the Council’s team led to the current version of the curriculum guide. This is the third version of the AO curriculum guide, designed as a tool to foster reflection and dialogue, sisterhood, and critical thinking among adolescent girls. The guide is promoted as a valuable tool for programs seeking to integrate comprehensive sexuality education and the prevention of violence into their approach.
Garcés, Cecilia and Paola Broll. 2017. "Girls Creating Opportunities for a Brighter Tomorrow: Integrated Curriculum Guide (8 to 17 years old)—Two-year cycle (adapted for Belize)." New York: Population Council.
Abriendo Oportunidades (“Opening Opportunities”)