Programme Start-up

The success of the Goal programme in-country hinges on partnership and support of local CBOs for several key reasons:

Legitimacy 

They provide access to community leaders and can offer a stamp of approval to Goal among families and other decisions makers

Recruitment

CBOs understand the needs of recruiting girls to join the Goal programme

Sustainability

Organizational staff can be trained as Goal Champions to ensure the programme is integrated into the local community.

Mobilization

Partners are critical to engaging the community around Goal, engaging parents and other leaders, and helping people around the cause

 

CBOs receive a number of benefits by participating in Goal:

  • A best-practice programme that will be offered to youth in their community at no-cost
  • Organizations can build  their own capacity; staff from CBOs are encouraged to receive Goal Champion training and, at later stages, access microfinance/economic empowerment training
  • Links to an innovative, proven-effective girl-centred programme