Areas of Expertise
Inclusive Development: Gender Issues
In order to equalize the disparity in economic status between men and women in developing countries, AIR works to ensure that girls and women are afforded equality in opportunities for education and access to health care. AIR tackles gender issues across many of its projects and across areas ranging from education to health and workforce integration. We ensure equal representation of men and women within decision-making bodies such as school management committees and boards of trustees, among others. AIR also works closely with communities to recognize and acknowledge practices that need to change in order to provide equal opportunities for boys and girls. AIR leads social mobilization campaigns to highlight traditional practices, helping parents recognize the value of educating their girls as well as their boys, and ensuring that both have opportunities for success.
Guiding Principles to Manage Scholarship Programs represents an overall approach to implementing scholarship programs so as to maximize the learning opportunities to students and families who receive scholarships.
The Primary School Support Program: A School Fees Pilot (PSSP:SFP) was a three-year project funded by USAID/Malawi and the Government of Malawi to improve the quality of education in Dowa District. PSSP:SFP also had a mandate from the U.S. Congress to develop and pilot strategies that reduce the cost of schooling for Malawi’s most vulnerable children.
RECLAIM withdrew/prevented approximately 2,960 children from exploitive child labor by enrolling them in either formal or vocational education programs, and provided income generation alternatives to 500 women.