Transition Guides/Peer Educators

  • P Project/Program

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Key Information

Through the Transition Guide Program, young women provide mentoring and skills support to their younger peers as they get ready to leave school, supporting them to develop their economic independence and leadership.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Sub-Saharan Africa

Ghana, Malawi, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2016 -


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Post-secondary


  • Transition from school to work

Other skills

  • Financial literacy
  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Vocational training


  • Teacher training


  • Other academic performance-related

Cross-cutting areas

  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Mentorship
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls out of school, Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

All out of school

School Level

  • Upper secondary
  • Vocational

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Learning while working

  • Vocational training
  • Work-study

Life skills education

  • Gender, rights and power
  • Sexual and reproductive health (including puberty education)

Reducing economic barriers

  • Financial literacy training
  • Income-generating activities


  • In-service teacher training – gender-responsive pedagogy

Women's empowerment programs

  • Empowerment training

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved critical thinking
  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Improved financial literacy and savings
  • Improved sexual and reproductive health
  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms

Additional Information Back to Top

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