Advancing Learning Outcomes for Transformational Change: lessons learnt from six year implementation and evaluation of an education program in Nairobi

Organisation(s): African Population and Health Research Center

Date: 2019

Pages: 10 p.

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The Advancing Learning Outcomes for Transformational Change (ALOT-Change) project was a three-year program whose goal was to increase efforts towards securing the future of children in urban informal settlements by improving learning outcomes, transition to secondary school, leadership skills and social behavior among girls and boys aged 12-19 years who live in two of Nairobi's informal settlements, Korogocho and Viwandani. The study implemented an after-school support and life skills mentorship program, provided subsidies, exposed parents to guidance and counselling, and exposed girls and boys to opportunities to enhance their leadership skills. It is expected that this project will inform the development of an effective and scalable model for enhancing learning outcomes, transition to secondary school, leadership skills and social behavior for children residing in urban informal settlements.

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