Girls Groundswell

  • Sustainable Development Goal :4 - Quality Education
  • Gender Equality Marker :Gender Responsive (GE2)
  • Testing Country :Guatemala
  • Testing Period :15 months
  • Amount :$198,574

Canada SOS tested an innovative approach to improving educational performance and retention among rural Mayan youth, especially girls, in Guatemala, using student-driven “learning circles” supported by e-learning technologies. “Learning circles” are led by trained Indigenous youth (aged 13-21) who mentor students in grades 4-6 to encourage academic reinforcement and improved educational outcomes.

Innovator Video

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