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Impact Study of the New Horizons Program in Egypt

New Horizons is a non-formal education program designed to explain essential information on basic life skills and reproductive health to disadvantaged young women, ages nine to 20. This study assesses the changes that have resulted from New Horizons interventions in program participants, their families, and the community. The study concluded that: 1) the beneficiaries and their parents have more positive attitudes and behaviors toward education, health, and the status of women, as well as greater self-confidence; 2) learning enhanced the school performance and social skills of participants; 3) participants had improved and more open communication with family members, especially with male members; and 4) the reproductive health education provided by the program has contributed to a better understanding and practices.

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Date Published: 1 January 2003

Document Type: Research Report

Issue: Education (including Non-formal), Family Planning & Reproductive Health, Youth

Languages: English

Country: Egypt

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