Making Ghanaian Girls Great!
Making Ghanaian Girls Great! (MGCubed) Background
Making Ghanaian Girls Great! (MGCubed) is Ghana’s first interactive distance-learning project. It will impact more than 4,000 marginalised girls (aged 9-14 years) in 72 schools, within two regions in Ghana (Volta and Greater Accra) and offer them an enhanced quality of education to improve their lives and transform their future. MGCubed aims to address the challenges of teacher quality, teacher absenteeism, and poor student learning by equipping two classrooms in every school with solar-powered computers and projectors through which real-time two-way interactive distance lessons can occur. The project has received funding from the Department for International Development (DFID)’s Girls' Education Challenge (GEC).
In School Classes
Over a two-year period, 1 hour of basic Maths and 1 hour of basic English Language curriculum will be taught during the school day, broadcast live to multiple classrooms by six master teachers from the two teaching studios in Accra. A total of 8,000 girls and boys will be taught basic numeracy and literacy over the project.
After School Wonder Women
In addition to the in-school classes, the project will deliver for two hours per day an after-school girls' club called Wonder Women to up to 50 marginalised girls, per school. This will also include out-of-school girls. Wonder Women engages the girls in topics such as early pregnancy, early marriage, girls' rights, and financial literacy, as well as introducing them to different adult female role models. The goal is to empower them, raise their self-esteem, enable them to catch up on lost learning and to stay in school.
Community engagement is a critical part of MGCubed’s delivery strategy. In order to achieve self-governing local committees, MGCubed works with volunteers within remote, deprived communities, and is running a series of engagement activities during the mobilisation phase to attract and retain in and out-of-school girls. In future, we aim to deliver the project in other remote areas of the globe.
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