Case Studies

Women Win believes a focus on LEEP can support economic empowerment for girls while lowering the cost per participant (CPP) and lead to organisational benefits.  As girls gain the skills to be effective peer leaders and coaches, some will have the interest and ability to learn the broader skills needed to become programme managers capable of sustaining and scaling a sport programme. While this approach requires a period of initial investment in training at higher peer leader, coach and employability skill levels, Women Win programme partners applying peer leadership models report that they see the benefits of scaling impact and lowering CPP over time.

Why focus on CPP?  Women Win believes that framing the challenge of girls’ economic empowerment in a way that develops a peer leadership pathway, while also addressing organisational sustainability and ability to scale impact, is a win-win situation.  Below are some case studies from Women Win programme partners and other organisations using the LEEP model or sector-specific opportunities to empower youth.

The Naz Foundation (India)

Location New Delhi, India (operate in Delhi, Mumbai & Chennai) Year Started 1994 Programme The Goal Programme (Netball, financial literacy and life skills, 10-month programme...

Moving the Goalposts (Kenya)

Location Kilifi, Kenya (operating in Kilifi and Kwale counties) Year Started 2002 Programme Football and life skills Target Participant Rural adolescent girls and young women ages...

Case Study - Agriculture Sector

Women are the principal agents of food security and household welfare in rural areas.  According to The World Bank’s Agriculture and Rural Development’s Gender and Agriculture...

Case Study - Products and Services

Many girls and young women are already involved in the development and production of many consumer products and services, stemming from their traditional household roles.  However...

Case Study - Sport Sector

Sport is an economic driver across private industry and public sectors.  A 2011 AT Kearney study estimated the revenues of global sports industry to be between €350b and €450b ($...

Case Study - Tourism Sector

Tourism offers significant opportunities for women to run their own businesses.  According to the United Nations Global Report on Women in Tourism 2010: “Tourism is one of the...