Our Sisters to School

  • P Project/Program

? Activity Status: Unknown

Key Information

Through the Our Sister's to School Program, Women's Global Education Project designs and implements activities targeting girls, boys, parents and entire communities to support girls' education.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)



Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


Not applicable or unknown


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation



Chicago Community Trust, United States Department of State, Caterpillar Foundation, Manakki Foundation, Neutrogena, LuminAid, Johnson & Johnson, Global Giving, IBM

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Meets gender-transformative education criteria from the TES  


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education

Cross-cutting areas

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Early/child marriage
  • Empowerment
  • Female genital mutilation/cutting
  • HIV and STIs
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls in school, Youth


5 - 19

School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

  • Boys (both in school and out of school)
  • Fathers
  • Mothers
  • Other community members - female
  • Other community members - male

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • General awareness-raising/community engagement

Health and childcare services

  • Adolescent-friendly health services
  • HIV prevention
  • HIV treatment and care

Life skills education

  • Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE)
  • Sexual and reproductive health (including puberty education)


  • Other activities to end FGM (not captured above)

Reducing economic barriers

  • Addressing cost of school supplies
  • Scholarships/stipends for school fees

School-related gender-based violence

  • Anti-violence policies and codes of conduct
  • Violence prevention curriculum/activities for students

Social/gender norms change

  • Group activities with students or school-age children/adolescents
  • Work with community leaders

Women's empowerment programs

  • Empowerment training
  • Self-help groups (non-financial)

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased school completion (general)
  • Increased years of schooling

Cross-cutting goals

  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • Increased knowledge of HIV, puberty, and sexual and reproductive health
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms
  • Reduced adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Reduced child marriage
  • Reduced STI/HIV/AIDS