Girls Education Challenge - Sierra Leone
The project is working to: improve the access of marginalised girls to education, allowing them to complete nine years of basic education; to increase learning outcomes for girls and build the skills needed for life; to improve girl-friendly and inclusive learning environments; and to ensure girls’ voices and needs are listened and responded to in order to ensure their participation in educational decision-making. The project is distinctive in that its focus on disabled girls is new to this area of Sierra Leone, as is the provision of school grants for disabled children.
Background on Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
The World Bank estimates that more than 1 billion people live in states affected by fragility and conflict. Children in these states face a number of unique challenges hindering their ability to learn, such as violence, trauma, or a lack of access to safe spaces. In response, many organizations are implementing programs targeted to those beset by conflict and uncertainty.
Reflective of the growing importance of education innovations in fragile and conflict- affected states, the Center for Education Innovations (CEI) has identified and profiled more than 50 programs around the world that have implemented creative solutions to support educational development in fragile and conflict- affected states.
Click below to read our Database-at-a-Glance report and find highlights from eight common approaches & characteristics across ECD models. Learn about programs focusing on:
1) Girls marginalized or threatened by conflict
2) Bolstering the teacher workforce through training and technical support
3) Building - or rebuilding - basic educational infrastructure
4) A comprehensive approach emphasizing students’ psychosocial and mental health
5) Vocational training to boost employability
6) Establishing community ownership of education
7) Focus on peace building and civic education for post-conflict society
8) Accelerated learning programs supporting the transition to formal education