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www.brac.net Quick test of comprehension Brazil will win the next world cup.
www.brac.net 1. BRAC has been working with youth for more than twenty years
www.brac.net TRUE: BRAC has been working with youth for even longer 1990 1987 Reading Centers Schools for older children in Bangladesh 1993 Empowerment program for girls 2003 Microfinance loans for young people 2007 Integrated program for girls 2008 Girls program in Uganda and Tanzania 2010 Protecting girls from harassment 2011 Innovative Livelihood and Vocational training
www.brac.net 2. BRAC’s “mainstream” programs reach more youth than BRAC’s youth-specific programs
www.brac.net TRUE: BRAC actually reaches a higher number of youth through its mainstream programs ~ 3 Million Young People Youth-Specific Programs ~ 7.5 million Young People Mainstream Programs
www.brac.net 3. Today’s youth live in a different world from youth 20 years ago
www.brac.net True: Today’s world is radically different 1980s Limited mobility for girls Getting girls into primary and secondary schools 1990s Keeping girls in school Delaying marriage and pregnancy 2000s Shifting cultural norms Increasing women in the workplace Today Skill training and jobs Leveraging technology
www.brac.net 4. BRAC’s youth-specific programs only work with girls
www.brac.net FALSE: BRAC has found ways to keep its focus on girls 75% girls 57% girls 60% girls
www.brac.net 5. Most participants are under the age of 15 in BRAC’s girl programs
www.brac.net FALSE: Over half of the members are over the age of 15 11-15 Yrs16-20 Yrs 21-25 Yrs 43% 27% 41%
www.brac.net 6. Most BRAC programs have to date “missed the opportunity” to work with youth
www.brac.net FALSE: BRAC has a growing focus on youth across geographies Youth-specific programs in 6 out of 10 BRAC countries Bangladesh Uganda Tanzania South Sudan Haiti Afghanistan
www.brac.net 33% 22% Clients below the age of 25 40% However, Youth are hidden in our mainstream programs
www.brac.net 7. Youth needs are largely specific to local context
www.brac.net FALSE: There are huge patterns in needs
www.brac.net TRUE: The solutions depend on local context
www.brac.net Conclusions A lot of experience to build on Opportunities to do more Data Diversity in youth
www.brac.net Thank You Acknowledgements Imran Matin Farzana Kashfi Youth Focal Points Sameena Alam, Social Innovation Lab James Ariwante, BRAC USA
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