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Jordan’s exceptional solidarity with the large refugee population that it hosts has also tested the country’s resilience over time. Regardless of nationality, young people living in Jordan – especially adolescent girls – face multiple challenges and barriers to accessing key health, education, economic, and social services that will set them on the pathway to a happy, healthy, productive adulthood.

We’re connecting young adolescents ages 10-14 and their parents with young adult mentors who help provide them with the diverse range of knowledge, life skills, and networks that they need to thrive.

What We Do

  • Pathfinder International is expanding its flagship Act With Her program from Ethiopia in sub-Saharan Africa to Jordan in the Middle East.
  • This project takes a panoramic approach to partnering with young adolescent girls (ages 10-14) in laying the health, education, economic, and social foundations that they need to thrive and navigate healthy, happy, and productive transitions to adulthood.
  • Leveraging the original investment in and support for this program in Ethiopia from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Elsa & Peter Soderberg Charitable Foundation (EPSCF) has provided Pathfinder with a matching grant to adapt the Act With Her model to meet the specific needs of Jordanian and refugee adolescent girls living in and around Amman, Jordan.
  • Launched in August 2021, Pathfinder is implementing this 2-year project in close partnership with The Institute for Family Health (IFH).

Discover Our Projects

Act With Her

Act With Her facilitates healthy transitions to adulthood for adolescent girls ages 10-17, including through puberty and secondary school, and—if they so choose—through sexual debut, employment,...

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