17,200 Tanzanian girls have participated in GLAMI mentoring programs since launching in 2010, including 8,530 Scholars currently enrolled in 2023.
96% of Kisa alumnae surveyed in 2022 reported actively
seeking leadership opportunities.
In 2022, 94% of graduating Kisa Scholars reported that they had the skills to overcome their difficulties, and 87% said that challenges made them stronger.
100% of 2022 Kisa graduates said they planned to attend university. Alongside their studies, scholars also plan to start their businesses, do community projects, or find employment.
For more information, visit the GLAMI website for recent Kisa Project and Binti Shupavu Impact Reports.
Increasing Girls’ Agency
The success of the Binti Shupavu and Kisa Project mentoring programs have also been documented in a third party longitudinal research study tracking the impact of programs like these on girls’ agency, conducted by AMPLIFY Girls. They found that Binti Shupavu (raw results) helps girls develop the life skills they need to survive in school and beyond, at statistically significant levels when it comes to self-esteem, empowerment, volunteerism, public speaking, conflict resolution and self-awareness. Similarly, a longitudinal study of Kisa Project (raw results) has demonstrated that this program has a positive impact on school-aged girls by increasing their agency and sense of empowerment, improving their leadership skills, and increasing their self-efficacy, self-esteem, and positive gender attitudes, all at statistically significant levels.
Daring Girls works with local partners to measure the impact of mentoring programs. This is what is measured:
Taken at baseline, endline, and again years after the program has ended, Scholar Surveys provide a variety of qualitative and quantitative indicators. Scholars rate their own confidence and leadership skills and share steps they’ve taken, such as leading a group or organization, or finding a job. A strong and growing alumnae network enables continued surveying of former Scholars for years after they have left these programs. This data helps to illustrate long-term impact.
Taken at baseline and endline, the Resilience Competencies Scale was developed by Dr. Robert Henley, a clinical psychologist, to quantitatively measure resilience in adolescents. Scholars rate their level of agreement with a variety of statements regarding their confidence, community network, ability to problem-solve, and more. An aggregated score demonstrates their level of resiliency.
Parent Surveys are conducted with parents of Binti Shupavu Scholars at baseline and endline. One of the primary aims of Binti Shupavu is to change parental attitudes towards girls’ education, so parents are asked their opinion about a variety of contributing factors, including how they feel about educating their sons vs educating their daughters.
National exam data is compared to Scholar exam results to determine their performance compared to their peers, both in general and within their schools. Exam results determine a student’s eligibility to move on to further education, and are thus vital to Scholars’ success.
During Most Significant Change Interviews, Mentors ask Scholars, Alumnae, community members, and their fellow Mentors about the most significant change in their life that has resulted from involvement with our programs. This innovative survey format reveals detailed stories of impact that are not exposed by traditional methods.