The first step is research and development. We are committed to developing evidence-based interventions that provide youths with a path to securing important life outcomes. To do this, we conduct multi-year rigorous research to ensure that our interventions meet gold-standard field evaluations.
Rigorous randomized controlled trials
For three years, we built our Shamiri intervention from the bottom up through a multicultural team of experts and trialled it in four gold-standard randomized controlled trials.
The second step is dissemination and scale-up. We work with schools and other community-based partners to deliver our interventions as part of the local support and caregiving system. In 2021, we will train 25 new Thrive! Fellows who will deliver our intervention to 5,000 students across 20 schools. Through partnering with other impact-oriented education organizations, we will bring Thrive! Online—our digital adaption of Project Thrive!—to 200,000 Kenyan adolescents. In the coming years, we hope to scale up across Sub-Saharan Africa and the Global South.