For girls in particular, community members may hamper or empower access to education. Armed groups may target girls walking to school, parents may decide to send sons instead of daughters to be formally educated, and teachers may overlook the educational or psychosocial needs of girls. Yet, innovations can harness the influence of these same actors to ensure children, and especially girls, receive the education they need.
We are seeking innovations that take a community-driven approach to improving educational outcomes, whether they focus on access to educational content, the mode of delivery, or the method of ensuring long-term programmatic viability and impact.
A few innovations that would fit into this category include:
- Training local community members to take a more active role in student learning.
- Working with communities to promote sending girls to school.
- Facilitating peer-to-peer learning in emergency situations.