POSTED BY 60milliongirls | Jun, 22, 2022 |

Our new projects

Every year, we face the challenging task of choosing the projects 60 million girls will fund. This year, we received twelve concept note proposals for our Adolescent Girls’ Education Fund targeting those adolescent girls most affected by the pandemic.

From these submissions, five partners were asked to provide full proposals, including budget, timeline and key performance indicators. All five projects were exceptional and each showed a unique approach to meet the challenges of girls’ education in very different contexts. We thank our partners for taking the time to submit such detailed and thoughtful proposals.

We have chosen to fund the three projects of $100,000 each that will be implemented in 2023. Each of these projects will work to support vulnerable adolescent girls by using the Mobile Learning Lab (MLL) to enhance learning outcomes and offer quality educational resources.

CAMFED: Using STEM- and ICT-based MLLs to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on high school girls in Ghana

A Learner Guide with students

For this project, CAMFED and the Ghana Education Service (GES) will team up to implement the government’s new education policies supporting STEM and ICT education in a pilot project. A Mobile Learning Lab, each consisting of a RACHEL and 30 tablets, will be installed in four girls schools: two junior high schools, where ICT resources are particularly scarce, and two senior high schools in rural, disadvantaged areas. Learner Guides, young women from the CAMFED Association, will be trained in the use of MLL technology and they, in turn, will train STEM and ICT teachers at pilot schools so that they can co-facilitate the MLL sessions. The pilot program will run for a year and will reach 2,500 to 3,000 female students.

For more information, click here.

Save the Children: She Belongs in School – Supporting access to secondary education in Mozambique

Students having their class in Portuguese outdoors

Save the Children has worked with the Government of Mozambique to design and implement a new distance learning approach that addresses the needs of students who do not have secondary schools in their communities. Our project will focus on young pregnant mothers, or girls who have experienced child, early and forced marriage. It will enable these adolescent girls, living in communities within the districts of Memba, Érati and Nacarôa districts in Nampula Province, the opportunity to complete their upper secondary education. This project, in concert with the SC’s larger program, SBIS (She Belongs in School), will allow 150 girls each year, or 600 girls over 4 years, to have access to the Mobile Learning Labs in five schools.

For more information, click here.

War Child Canada: Breaking barriers: Girls’ and young women’s leadership and learning in South Sudan

A food demonstration and YCFC (Young Child Feeding Counselling) session

This project with War Child Canada will directly target 800 girls: 50% out-of-school mothers and 50% adolescent girls, with a focus on engaging children with disabilities. An MLL, including a solar panel, will be installed in each of the four Accelerated Learning Program centres in both Malakal Town and Malakal’s PoC (UN’s Protection of Civilians) site. To provide an incentive to teachers, a phone-charging kiosk will be established in each of the four learning centres. These charging kiosks will use the MLL’s solar power and generate income to avoid charging the girls higher school fees. To allow out-of-school mothers to attend classes, community volunteers will provide childcare for the participants. In addition, after-school MLL classes will be offered to 400 out-of-school girls.

For more information, click here.

Follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn for updates on developments around the world in education and educational technology and the activities of 60 million girls.

TAGS : Save the Children Mozambique Adolescent Girls’ Education Fund CAMFED Ghana Mobile Learning Lab (MLL) South Sudan War Child Canada