Grow and Know

Current Programing


In 2009 Grow & Know developed and disseminated an initial 16,000 copies of "Growth and Changes", a book aimed at empowering and teaching 10-14 year old girls about their changing bodies. The book was an immediate success, with the Tanzania Ministry of Education approving the book for its primary school curriculum. To date, over 470,000 copies have been distributed with support from the Nike Foundation, UNFPA, UNICEF and various NGO's.
News about Tanzania Girl's Book

In 2011, we conducted participatory research with boys in Tanzania, with the aim of developing a boy's puberty book for 10-14 year old boys. The Tanzania boy's puberty book was published in 2013, with 15,000 copies distributed through various NGO's. The book is currently under review by the Ministry of Education, with UNICEF ordering 150,000 copies to distribute in 2015.


Ghana, Ethiopia, Cambodia and Madagascar

We conducted participatory research with adolescent girls to adapt the girl's puberty book to Ghana, Ethiopia, Cambodia and Madagascar. All four books have been approved by the Ministries of Education in their respective countries, with over 350,000 copies distributed. Scale up continues of the four girls' books, and our Cambodia boy's puberty book was approved by the Ministry of Education and is being distributed to boys and to school libraries in various regions of Cambodia.

Pakistan and Kenya

Our project in Pakistan is focused on finalizing the development of a Pakistan girl's puberty books, and we are about to start up the research to develop a girl's puberty book in Kenya!

Photo Gallery:

Girls and boys in action in Ghana, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Tanzania, Madagascar and Kenya.





“If possible, these books must be spread to villages all over Tanzania because the books are good for all girls.”

  •  teacher in rural Tanzania