Project

Sisters for Sisters’ Education

This project works with 64 schools to improve the education of 7,380 marginalised girls, helping them to transition from primary to secondary school, and leave school ready to continue their education or secure sustainable employment.

The project offers remedial after school classes for girls, in which well-performing students in higher grades (Big Sisters) provide academic support and mentoring to the students in lower grades, and feedback to teachers the areas in which they need to provide additional support in class. The project provides training for teachers to improve literacy and numeracy. The mentoring schemes and non-formal girls’ clubs encourage girls to develop essential life skills, improve their employability, and build their confidence and self-esteem.

Activities
  • Big Sisters' mentoring scheme to support girls in lower grades
  • Nine-month bridge courses and remedial classes for out-of-school girls who want to return to school
  • Establishing Girls' Education Networks to share best practices and influence policy
  • Non-formal Girls' Clubs including English and ‘Digital for Girls' Education’ training, life skills, career guidance and training in business skills and financial literacy
  • Teacher training on gender-sensitive and child-friendly approaches
  • Training for school management and governance bodies to improve planning and child protection
  • Community awareness-raising on the value of education through street dramas, household meetings and school and community visits by education champions
  • Coaching and mentoring of staff in Department and Ministry of Education with a focus on gender equality

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO): https://www.vsointernational.org/