|Organizations & people|
working to improve education systems
Young1ove is a non-governmental organization founded in 2014 and headquartered in Gaborone, Botswana.
Intended impact: Young1ove's mission is to "connect youth to proven life saving information." The NGO works to use evidence to empower youth through education and health programs.
Countries/areas where the organization is active: Botswana
Organization leader(s): Noam Angrist, Executive Director & Co-founder; Moitshepi Matsheng, Country Coordinator & Co-founder. (Accurate as of July 2021).
Partner/funder organizations: Global Innovation Fund
Theory of change and its relation to education systems
Young1ove's mission is to use rigorous evidence-based programs to create real impact. First, they identify health and education programs that have strong academic evidence, commonly from RCTs, and then map out the program's theory of change. Once they understand the theory of change of proven programs, they then ensure cultural relevance and use the information to create curriculum and training packages. They then use this curriculum at scale throughout Southern Africa with the help of youth facilitators. Young1ove then uses their scaled programs to act as a vehicle for future research.
Young1ove has implemented two programs, one on sexual health and another on Teaching at the Right Level, which helps classrooms make the shift from being teacher-centered to being learner-centered.
- PAL Network
- Teaching at the Right Level in the article on Alignment of classroom instruction