Project

Improving Girls’ Access through Transforming Education (IGATE)

The IGATE project aims to improve the lives of 35,290 marginalised adolescent girls by helping them to improve their literacy, numeracy, life skills and self-esteem.

IGATE helps girls to transition from primary to secondary education or onto employment or self-employment. It supports communities by offering non-formal, community-based learning opportunities for out-of-school girls. IGATE works closely with key stakeholders in communities, schools, and the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to develop capacity to manage and monitor effective learning, and constructively address issues around gender-based violence, early forced marriage and the value of girls’ education.

Activities
  • Delivering remedial English and numeracy classes at secondary level for girls’ who are identified as performing poorly
  • Delivering a community-based learning initiative for out-of-school girls, focusing on literacy, numeracy, and financial and entrepreneurial skills through local facilitators
  • Training teachers to help girls and boys reach functional literacy and numeracy
  • Training teachers to use gender-sensitive and inclusive approaches
  • Developing and strengthening school and community-based leadership clubs to enhance girls' leadership and life-skills
  • Strengthening champions for girls' education, including religious groups, through community-based action plans that address negative social norms and practices in regard to girls' education

World Vision: https://www.worldvision.org.uk/