Updated Jul 06, 2020

Dorothy Okatch

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Our mission is to connect young Africans to proven life-saving information. We do this by massively scaling sexual health information campaigns shown in randomized trials to have major impact. We don't invent new ideas. We figure out how to scale ones that have already worked. We want to reach 1 million youth in Southern Africa by 2017.
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We deliver programsby...
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Our mission is to connect young Africans to proven life-saving information. We do this by massively scaling sexual health information campaigns shown in randomized trials to have major impact. We don't invent new ideas. We figure out how to scale ones that have already worked. We want to reach 1 million youth in Southern Africa by 2017.
How does your innovation work?
We deliver programsby youth for youth. It is not enough for proven messages to exist and be delivered. They have be deliveredright. To this end, Young 1ove deploys an army of youthful, energetic local facilitators. This approach ensures that when our messages are delivered, they are heard, credible, listened to, intenalized and remembered. Our target audience is youth, the future. We believe when it comes to sexual health, youth need to be reached out to by youth. Our delivery approach ensures that our proven messages have maximum traction and impact.
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We scale messages thatwork. We find programs that have rigorous academic evidence -- usually from randomized trials -- showing impact. We unpack the Theory of Change behind these proven programs, make the campaign culturally and locally relevant, personify results into curricula and training packages and then scale those programs massively to students throughout Southern Africa. We're not in the business of feeling good, we're in the business ofdoing good. Once we scale proven programs, we ensure we keep learning, by serving as a vehicle for for future research, such as randomized field trials. We don't prioritize what's sexy, we prioritize what works.
Registered in Botswanain Botswana

Focus Areas:

Education, Gender and Health

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Implemented In:

Botswana

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Verified Funding
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Milestone

Jul 2020
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$1,347,420
Jan 2018
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$262,500
TITLEYes She Can: Enabling Young Girls to Make Safer Sexual Choices Using an Innovative, Evidence-Based, Scalable Intervention
TYPEGrant
FOCUS AREAS
Maternal Newborn and Child Health
Implemented InBotswana
Feb 2016
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$167,820
Date Unknown
Funds RaisedPENDING
Unknown Amount
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Botswana
Date Unknown
Recognition ReceivedVERIFIED
Profiled Innovation - Silver