With support from Nutrition International through Nutrition Leverage and Influence for Transformation (NLIFT), WAGGGS has developed the Girl Powered Nutrition Programme, using a non-formal education methodology to deliver the nutrition badge curriculum. It is being piloted in four countries where malnutrition is a major problem: Madagascar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Tanzania.
The three-phased nutrition program consists of:
- Enabling access to weekly iron-folic acid supplements where needed
Girls also reach out to their communities to share nutrition knowledge and mobilize efforts to implement projects that will increase girls’ access to better nutrition. WAGGGS is capturing and disseminating lessons learned from the curriculum to influence decision-makers at the national and global levels.
Leveraging a global network of girls
The NLIFT investment leverages WAGGGS’ extensive network to educate girls on the importance of good nutrition, which will have an impact on their future, as well as the future of their families and communities.
The curriculum and activities were co-created by girls, for girls, and for their communities. These girls are also empowered to speak out for nutrition at national and global forums, creating a new generation of nutrition champions.