Technology Supported Education for At-Risk Girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo
- Sustainable Development Goal :4 - Quality Education
- Gender Equality Marker :Gender Transformative (GE3)
- Testing Country :Democratic Republic of Congo
- Testing Period :12 months
- Amount :$168,409
This innovative solution will test technology-supported access to gender-sensitive, self-paced, digital learning materials to the most vulnerable girls for whom gender constraints are already keeping them out of the classroom. Tusitawi is a unique platform that is open and affordable with a User Interface appropriate for use in low-resource settings and where technological literacy is a challenge. Tusitawi will be deployed in two of its partner’s (Communauté Baptiste Au Centre de l'Afrique) Recuperation Centres where out-of-school youth can access in-person alternative learning opportunities. Each Centre will have a female teacher engaged specifically to support out-of-school girls and young women with individualized learning plans through Tusitawi. The innovative element of Tusitawi is that it enables remote and blended learning, whereas Recuperation Centres have only been equipped to support in-person attendance. This solution is expected to empower marginalized girls and young women to continue their education without interruption even when unable to be away from home, reduce dropout rates and increase the likelihood of re-enrollment.