The content of programs for adolescent girls often is overly generalized and not adapted to specific populations. Furthermore, girls’ well-being is measured by metrics that are too focused on what girls “are not”: not pregnant, not HIV-affected, and not exposed to sexual coercion.
The Population Council and partners have pioneered a process to assist in the development of relevant, tailored, and positive program content. The asset-building approach helps craft stepwise, achievable benchmarks for girls by age, social category, and context. The Building Assets Toolkit introduces practitioners to the asset-building approach, guides them through the exercise, and models the critical thinking needed for effective program design.
Download the toolkit:
- an instruction guide
- a resource manual
- 100 asset cards and 10 cards for customization; eight age-range cards; program-planning worksheet
To request a copy of the toolkit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.