The Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP) in rural and urban Zambia aims to build social, health, and economic assets of adolescent girls. A safe spaces component is at the core of AGEP. Girls groups, under the guidance of a female mentor from the same community, provide a safe and supportive learning environment. The meetings are critical in building social assets for vulnerable girls—including friendships, self-esteem, trusting relationships with adults, and social support. The training content over the course of the year varies from sexual and reproductive health and life skills to financial education and nutrition training. This collection of learning sessions is designed to prepare adolescent girls and young women for the financial responsibilities of adulthood, providing them with the knowledge and skills to transition from economic dependence to independence. The sessions were developed to be delivered without a lot of resources or materials, with limited time available for training. The guide contains step-by-step descriptions of the learning activities as well as background information.
Population Council. 2013. "Financial education curriculum for the Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP)." Lusaka: Population Council.
Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program