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Enabling local communities to support education delivery, access, and sustainability

The individuals who make up a community and its norms serve a vital role in the education in emergencies context. From parents or peers to teachers or community workers, the community is critical to ensuring children learn and thrive during a crisis.

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.

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Great Girls is a mentorship programme that seeks to bridge the gap between high school and full time employment/ tertiary education.

Great Girls is a mentorship programme that seeks to bridge the gap between high school and full time employment/ tertiary education.

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Aims to organize the community to supply study cards to girls & women in protracted crises; handing the cards by the nearest agent of change

Aims to organize the community to supply study cards to girls & women in protracted crises; handing the cards by the nearest agent of change

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Create scalable learning environments, enabling women to gain meaningful employment from home, while students improve learning outcomes.

Create scalable learning environments, enabling women to gain meaningful employment from home, while students improve learning outcomes.

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