Girls Learning Through Technology (GLTT)

Girls Learning Through Technology (GLTT)

Overview

IREX’s Girls’ Learning Through Technology (GLTT) project in Kenya uses a technology-based approach to support girls’ education and development of ICT skills in low-tech schools through evidence-based practices and research.

In Kilifi County, IREX applies a cost-effective and scalable model for the GLTT project leveraging key activities and learnings from its holistic, systematic, and gender-responsive Kenya Play project (KPLAY) funded by the LEGO foundation. GLTT is funded by the Stone Foundation. Building on KPLAY’s Learning through Play with Technology (LTPT) curriculum, hybrid teacher-training approach, and ICT Play Labs, the Kenya GLTT project supports approximately 60 teachers in 15 schools to provide gender-responsive, technology-based education to 2,400 Grade 4 girls in rural areas.

Our end goal for this program is to increase girls' attendance, improve the quality of their learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects, and develop digital literacy skills.

Opportunities to participate

Partner with us: We are welcoming partners to scale up this initiative and set up more computer labs in rural schools. Contact: Dr Charles Nyiro, Project Manager, Girls Learning Through Technology (GLTT) cnyiro@irex.org +254 722 333 028.

Goals

  • The goal of GLTT is to equip 2,400 girls in marginalized areas with math, computer literacy and design thinking skills. These foundational STEM skills are assessed in Kenyan national exams. Girls will also develop soft skills in the  CBC, such as creative thinking and collaboration skills through teamwork and problem-solving.

Quick Facts

  • The project supports approximately 60 teachers in 15 schools.
  • Teachers provide gender-responsive, technology-based education to 2,400 Grade 4 girls in rural areas in Kenya. 

Project Activities

  • Equipping schools With ICT resources: To equip low-tech schools with more efficient technology with increased capability, the project will provide each target school with an updated laptop and internet connection. Schools will also receive either wi-fi, a mobile portable connection locally called Mi-Fi, or a hotspot they can use on their phones
  • Teacher training and Professional Development: The GLTT project will train teachers using Girls Learning Through Technology (GLTT) curriculum. The GLTT curriculum is designed to mainstream digital literacy across the competency-based curriculum. It aims to build digital skills and confidence among teachers to use technology across the school curriculum to deliver lessons in all subjects.
  • GLTT Tech Labs: GLTT will develop GLTT labs in each target school to create a place for students to practice their application of ICT. In the GLTT Lab, teachers will form small groups (five to 10) of girls to collaborate in teams and practice diverse concepts requiring CBC skills of collaboration and teamwork.
The outcomes of the GLTT project and research have the potential to deepen the knowledge of various stakeholders - including government institutions, implementing organizations, donors, and researchers –on effective ways to mainstream ICT into the curriculum and improve girls’ learning outcomes in science subjects Prof Gabriel Katana, County Executive Committee Member (CECM), Disaster, Devolution and Public Service Management and former CECM Education and ICT, County Government of Kilifi

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Tags

  • Civil Society
  • Education
  • Gender Equality & Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Technology
  • Africa
  • Kenya