Youth

EnCompass’ work with youth focuses on creating access to high-quality healthcare and education as well as safe environments through which youth may prosper. A significant share of our work has focused on assisting U.S. government agencies and international organizations in assessing and evaluating their youth-targeted programs, training implementers on better youth-oriented practices, and designing programs to achieve better outcomes.

We have helped clients design, evaluate, and implement programs on a variety of topics, including improving reading outcomes in community schools, increasing services for orphans and vulnerable children, and addressing sexual and reproductive health of adolescents. Our cross-cutting expertise and rich offerings in evaluation, learning and leadership development, and gender analysis help clients engage young people as partners in their growth and development.

Early Childhood Development for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Research shows that early childhood development (ECD) is critical to both mental and physical health later in life. However, programming targeting orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) is almost exclusively focused on school-aged OVC, and only rarely are very young...

GBV and HIV Case Study: Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse

Gender inequality is cited as a major contributor to Swaziland's high HIV prevalence rate. There is no routine screening for gender-based violence by health providers in Swaziland to provide statistical data relating to the incidence or prevalence of GBV. However, a...

Situational Analysis on Post-Rape Care of Children in Lesotho

The purpose of this situation analysis, conducted for AIDSTAR-One, was to understand what supports and hinders effective care for children who have experience sexual violence and exploitation in Lesotho. The study examined the services being implemented, facilitated,...