Grow and Know
The Grow and Know programme aims to empower young girls and boys to reach their potential through improved education and preparation for life. It develops books for girls and boys that are grounded in the local social, cultural, and economic context, and that capture the real perspectives of young people growing up today. Young peoples’ stories are incorporated alongside factual and appropriate guidance on the physiological and emotional changes of puberty and maturation.
The first book, aimed at 10-14 year old girls in Tanzania, was launched in 2009. It was followed by a Tanzanian boys’ puberty book in 2013. The programme then extended its outreach by conducting participatory research with girls to help adapt the book for audiences in Cambodia, Ghana and Ethiopia. The books can be downloaded from the Grow and Know website: http://www.growandknow.org/books.html