Funding for this research was provided by:
World Vision - Ethiopia
Received: 24 April 2019
Accepted: 19 November 2020
First Online: 14 December 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval for the research was attained at the level of the E<sub>4</sub>Y (Engaged, Educated, Empowered Ethiopian Youth) project – a project implemented by World Vision–Ethiopia in various regional States of Ethiopia. In addition, the study proposal, tools, funding source, etc. were submitted to and approved by the Institute of Public Health’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the University of Gondar, Ethiopia to meet scientific and ethical standards. The IRB cleared the study not to have any health, social, personal harm to participants, their communities and the environment. Study participants as well as parents and/or legal guardians – for those under the legal age of 18 – were requested to provide verbal or signed consent for participation beforehand. The IRB approved oral consent for parents and/or legal guardians as well as participants considering many reside in remote villages with very low literacy level. However, whenever possible, written consent was collected from study participants and such was approved.
: As the manuscript does not contain any individual person’s data in any form, this is <b>Not Applicable</b>.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests<b>.</b>