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Humanitarian Efforts for Learning of the Girl child in Africa (HELGA) is committed to eliminate disparities in education, social and economic status, and is described as a “safe-haven” and “citadel of peace” by at-risk girls in the community who chose to stay away from cruel cultural practices. Our innovation is encouraging these girls to be curious, think critically and computationally and collaborate in solving problems with technology. We envision these girls to grow into self-supporting, independent women who will help lift their communities out of poverty to a sustainable future.

Pilot Scope:

Geography: Kenya

No of Schools: 1

No of Students: 22

No of Teachers: 2

Age Group: 11 to 16 years old

Grade: 5th to 7th

Pilot Outcomes and Learnings:

A: Both male and female students exhibited a reduction in feeling bad about mistakes. Male students' feelings decreased from 100% at baseline to 66% at endline, while female students' feelings decreased from 82% to 73%.

B: The program effectively encouraged students to appreciate failures and learn from their mistakes, fostering a positive attitude toward making mistakes.

C:  The program promoted inclusivity, with all male and female students maintaining their perception of the importance of problem-solving with technology (100%).

D: The program has the potential to promote inclusivity and equal engagement in technology-based problem-solving among students.

E: Significant improvements were observed in technology accessibility for both male and female students, with the percentage of students solving problems or creating with technology every day or week increasing.

F: The program effectively made technology more accessible, providing students with opportunities for more frequent and regular use.

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