Empowering Adolescent Girls to Lead through Education (EAGLE)

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Key Information

The Empowering Adolescent Girls to Lead through Education (EAGLE) project aims to equip adolescent girls with the educational, life and leadership skills to become change agents in their communities through a series of multidisciplinary activities that address education, health and gender-based violence, and that engage girls, boys, women and men in examining and altering traditional gender norms.

EAGLE will award scholarships to 3,000 primary school students, called EAGLE scholars, to help improve the transition from primary to secondary school and increase completion rates for lower secondary school. EAGLE scholars will receive financial assistance to help decrease cost barriers to schooling, academic tutoring to enhance educational performance, and mentoring to build health and life skills, including sessions on adolescent reproductive health, HIV and AIDS awareness, and personal self-esteem. The project will also conduct activities in 54 schools, including teacher trainings to improve instructional practices in core subjects and programs to reduce school-related, gender-based violence. The project will link schools with existing community support services in two peri-urban areas of Kinshasa and Lubumbashi.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Sub-Saharan Africa

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2013 - 2018


Initiatives pour le Developpement Integral

Ministry Affiliation


COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary completion
  • Primary to secondary transition


  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • Teacher training


  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Cross-cutting areas

  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • HIV and STIs

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Not applicable or unknown

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary

Other populations reached

  • Teachers - female
  • Teachers - male

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Health and childcare services

  • HIV prevention

Life skills education

  • Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE)

Reducing economic barriers

  • Scholarships/stipends for school fees

School-related gender-based violence

  • Safe and welcoming schools
  • Violence prevention curriculum/activities for students


  • In-service teacher training – pedagogy general

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • Tutoring - general

Women's empowerment programs

  • Empowerment training

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased primary school completion
  • Increased school completion (general)

Cross-cutting goals

Not applicable or unknown