Zimbabwe Girls Secondary Education 2012 - 2023

  • P Project/Program

I Inactive

Key Information

To strengthen scope and quality of educational service by issuing bursaries, enhancing student access, retention and achievement in the secondary cycle with special attention to disadvantaged girls and boys in 1046 schools across 29 districts to complete 4 years secondary education by 2020. This contributes to the realisation of Global Goal 4.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Sub-Saharan Africa


Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2012 - 2023


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation


COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Meets gender-transformative education criteria from the TES  


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Secondary completion

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Social and emotional learning


  • School quality
  • School-related gender-based violence


  • Literacy

Cross-cutting areas

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Early/child marriage
  • HIV and STIs
  • Masculinities/boys
  • Mentorship
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Other cultural practices
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys in school, Girls in school, Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

  • Fathers
  • Girls out of school
  • Mothers
  • Other caregivers
  • Other community members - female
  • Parent-teacher associations/school management committees
  • Religious leaders
  • School administrators
  • Teachers - female
  • Teachers - male

Participants include

  • Orphans and vulnerable children
  • People with disabilities

Program Approaches Back to Top

Access to school

  • Expanding boarding opportunities
  • Improving transportation

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community mobilization


  • Increased availability of learning materials


  • School feeding

Life skills education

  • Sexual and reproductive health (including puberty education)
  • Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills building

Menstrual hygiene management

  • Sanitary product distribution

Mentoring/psychosocial support

  • Adult (non-teacher) mentors
  • Peer mentors
  • Teachers as mentors

Policy/legal environment

  • Advocating changes to existing laws/policies
  • Raising awareness about existing laws/policies

Reducing economic barriers

  • Addressing cost of school supplies
  • Financial literacy training
  • Reducing/eliminating school fees
  • Scholarships/stipends for school fees

School-related gender-based violence

  • Safe channels/mechanisms for reporting violence
  • Safe transportation
  • Training of school personnel (including teachers)

Social/gender norms change

  • Engaging parents/caregivers of students or school-age children/adolescents
  • Group activities with students or school-age children/adolescents
  • Work with community leaders
  • Work with religious leaders

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Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets
  • Increased grade attainment
  • Increased re-enrolment in school among out-of-school children
  • Increased secondary school completion
  • Increased years of schooling
  • Reduced absenteeism

Cross-cutting goals

  • Improved financial literacy and savings
  • Improved understanding of sexual harassment, coercion, and consent
  • Increased advocacy/civic engagement
  • Increased knowledge of HIV, puberty, and sexual and reproductive health
  • Reduced adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Reduced school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV)

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

Salomy Munyuki
U.K. Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)