Last year’s Ebola crisis hit Sierra Leone hard. Schools were shut down for the better part of the year, so CAUSE Canada began offering education by radio to home-bound kids. This year children are back in school, and eager to learn. CAUSE Canada proposes to empower teen girls to become peer educators in to younger kids through this innovative project which occurs in a remote and under-serviced area of the country.
|Project Name:||Peer Literacy Mobile Computer Lab Program (Kabala, Sierra Leone)|
|Purpose of Investment:||To train 60 high school students in Sierra Leone to offer literacy support to 2,160 primary school students, and to benefit another 800 remote, rural students through e-learning support.|
|Participating Grantmakers:||Acts of Grace Foundation, Bridgeway Foundation, John & Rebecca Horwood, Mitchell Family Foundation|
- 60 Peer Literacy Facilitators (female high school students) will be identified and trained for 4 weeks in August in phonics and reading, and 2 hours per weekend over 10 months in computer literacy.
- Peer Literacy Facilitators will tutor 2,160 primary school students from 9 schools, 4 days per week in phonics, including 1 day per week using e-learning software throughout the school year.
- 800 students from remote, rural communities will be exposed to self-directed e-learning through a mobile computer lab and library.