Local Empowerment Transition Solutions (LETS) uses interactive mobile technology that co-creates solutions for young women and girls (YWG) to access opportunities that improve their life circumstances. The LETS approach is designed to be sustainable, transferable and scalable. Our approach is aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations at a human scale and the objectives of the National Development Plan 2030.
LETS MAP uses geospatial information so that young women and girls are able to access services using an interactive application on mobile and desktop devices.
The LOLA platform allows young women and girls to create unique profiles, using smart devices and interactive kiosks, located within their communities, to access individually targeted information. LOLA is a virtual persona developed to catalyse young women and girls to define their needs and access services as they need them.
A core component of LOLA is to address the increased risk of HIV, TB, STIs and unplanned pregnancy amongst young women. LOLA also provides them with support to process daily challenges and answer their questions on sexuality, health and related topics i.e. economic empowerment opportunities. LOLA motivates YWG to complete school and live healthy and happy lives.
A third component of the LETS programme, LETS WORK, links young women and girls to opportunities for economic development, entrepreneurship, job creation (focus on trade and up-skilling) and to help them determine their career pathways.
LETS allows Re-Action! to systemically connect the dots between service demand and supply. This creates synergy amongst stakeholders that improves access and utilisation of psychosocial, health, education, security, and economic development services among young people.
The National Department of Health (NDOH) has confirmed its support for the implementation of the LETS program. Re-Action! fully supports and integrates the SHE Conquers’ project objectives of the NDOH into the LETS programme.
The Benefits of LETS are:
- To understand the community and individual level profiles
- To understand what services are available – what the service delivery gaps are and if they are relevant, and speaks to the needs of young women and girls
- It’s an evidence-informed advocacy tool
- It stimulates monitoring and accountability
- It enables decision-making
- It drives community empowerment