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FHI 360

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FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. FHI 360 operates in over 70 countries with experts in education, health, gender equality, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, youth, research and technology.

For over a decade, FHI 360 staff has championed innovative approaches to girls' education and has been at the forefront of global advocacy on girls' education and women's leadership.

Beginning in 2000 with the USAID-funded Strategies for Advancing Girls' Education (SAGE) project, FHI 360 staff have been continuously implementing girls' education and gender equality projects. FHI 360 implemented the flagship USAID girls' education project called the Ambassadors Girls Scholarship Program (AGSP). Building on lessons learned from SAGE and AGSP, FHI 360 developed the Four Pillars PLUS model for girls' education, which has since attracted funding from multiple bilateral, private and corporate sponsors.

Four Pillars PLUS combines key pillars- girls' mentoring, scholarships, teacher professional development, and community participation- to improve the quality and relevance of girls' education. The PLUS aspect takes into account the unique context of each project location and incorporates additional activities most appropriate for building local support and ensuring sustainability.

To learn more about FHI 360's work, please visit http://www.fhi360.org/


 

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