I know She should Know

I know She should Know

GhanaKumasi, Ghana
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
< $1,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

We work to empower women and girls by giving them psychological support and tools that helps them to identify themselves and have a voice in nation building.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Most Junior High School pupil in the government schools are giving computer lessons only on the writing board and also in books without any practical’s to know how it works and also the lack of teachers to even teach it. About 40% of them in rural schools have not even seen a real computer before yet they write the same computer exams with their fellow students in the city. Even where computers are available girls have little or no access to it. Most of these girls fall behind in computer knowledge and fail in their exams and also struggle with it at the Senior High level.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

We are using the exponential education system where students teach students. Five Brilliant but needy female students from Senior High Schools with idea in computer application and the computer syllabus are recruited to volunteer their time to give tutorials to Junior high level students to help them pass their exams and also to know how to use the computer and its applications. The student volunteers are giving weekly stipend of $10 so they can stay enroll in school and for future expenses and in return Junior high students also pass their exams.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

We are matching 5 female brilliant but needy Senior High school students to 5 Junior high school pupil each to teach them computer skills and literacy for two hours a day after normal school hours is over. The senior high students are given a weekly stipend of $10.00 to help them get some basic things they need for school, and also help them stay in school. Laptops or desktop computer will be made available for the tutorials always. The students are taking through the computer syllabus as well as the effective use of the internet to access information with special focus on effective use of social media to explore opportunities that will benefit them. The lesson for the day starts with computer studies syllabus for 30 minutes and afterwards they switch to how to access the internet. They have 20 minutes educative game as ice breaker and then resume back to learn about social media and its proper and effective use for girls empowerment and voicing out. There will always be a supervisor around to monitor and make sure the volunteers are going by the project outline that will be develop out of the schools curricular.
Sustainability

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

The Ministry of Education in Ghana, is trying as much as possible to make all students computer literate but struggling to get teachers and also an innovative way to go about it but we are using students to do it where at the end of the, Junior high students get their past results and some female students also getting money to help them stay in school. The availability of classrooms to be used at the exact tutorials time is the only challenge since students sometimes stay longer than the officially closing of school.
Team

Founding Story

I know she must know is an idea that has been developed out of an already existing project called exponential education where we use girls to teach girls about writing their final exams to enter the senior high level by helping them with mathematics and English lessons. We have recorded a lot of success in this project and now we have a number of these girls now in senior high as well as the student volunteers saving and getting money to help them in their education
About You
Organization:
Solutions for Life Initiative-Ghana
About You
First Name

sally

Last Name

Appiagyei-Frimpong

About Your Organization
Organization Name

Solutions for Life Initiative-Ghana

Organization Country

, AS, Kumasi

Country where this project is creating social impact

, AS

Age of Innovator

18-34

Gender of Innovator

Female

How long has your organization been operating?

1‐5 years

Has the organization received awards or honors? Please tell us about them

Organization has not receive any award or honors but it has been giving recognition by both the electronic and print media of Ghana.

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Innovation
How long have you been in operation?

Operating for less than a year

Which of the following best describes the barrier(s) your innovation addresses? Choose up to two

Access, Cost, Quality, Equity.

Social Impact
What solution(s) does your initiative address to better the lives of girls and women by leveraging technology? (select all applicable)

Access to technology, Access to education/training.

What has been the impact of your solution to date?

I know She Should Know program runs for ten weeks and at the end of the ten weeks of volunteering and giving tutorials, five senior high school's female students get funds to help them stay in school and also twenty five junior high school girls also get good grades in their Basic education certificate exams and also knowledgeable in computer applications and how to use social media to champion a course

What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?

More girls from peri-urban schools will pass their exams to get enrolled in the Senior high school to reduce the number of teenage pregnancy and force early marriage. These girls will make a great impact in their communities we will be helping to achieve gender equality and and girl child education

What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?

Getting access to classroom to be used on time because sometimes normal classes extend beyond the formal closing time. Again the boldness and confidence of the senior high students to volunteer and teach coupled with their time for studies too.

We will get school authorities to enforce schools to close on time especially classrooms that will be used be free at the time lessons must start

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

Getting all stakeholders involve

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone
Task 1

Get the District Education office in charge of girl-child education to endorse it

Task 2

Write to schools to invite them for the project

Task 3

Get the Parent Teacher Association to get their support and involvement

Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone

Exponential education running in peri-urban community schools

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone
Task 1

Give basic teaching skills and social media tools and applications to volunteer students

Task 2

Get specific days and time for the lessons for the ten weeks period

Task 3

Get all materials that will be needed ready

Sustainability
Tell us about your partnerships

Our partners are government schools in per-urban communities, the Ministry of women and Children, The district directorate for girl child education, the print and electronic media and potential partners

Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list

Funds that will be used as weekly stipend for the volunteers to help run the program and also learning materials that is needed for the project

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