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Results and Learning from Apolou Adolescent Development Approach: Apolou activity in Karamoja

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Save the Children International,Save the Children Uganda,Save the Children US

Uganda has one of the youngest and fastest-growing populations globally, with a median age of 15.9 years. Nationally, 25% of girls become pregnant by 19, and nearly half are married before 18. The Karamoja sub-region is the most challenging place for adolescents, especially girls, to live in Uganda. In 2019, Save the Children launched the Apolou Adolescent Development (AD) approach, a positive youth development approach, in five districts of Karamoja: Amudat, Moroto, Kotido, Kaabong, and Karenga. The AD approach contributed to Apolou’s overall goal of improved food and nutrition security for vulnerable households by improving the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of out-of-school adolescents 10–19 years old.
This brief provides an overview of the activities included in the AD approach, monitoring results, key evaluation results and a summary of learnings and recommendations.

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