A new model of bridging classes to improve learning of out-of-school children and youth
Many children in West Africa are not in school because of multiple types of crises: security issues, socio-political troubles, health challenges, and environmental problems. This project is based on proven non-formal education practices and innovations that serve as bridges integrating out-of-school children and youth back into the formal education system. For those young people who are not likely to return to formal school, the project will also identify and test alternative options to support literacy and basic education.
The project will identify critical success factors and adapt them to generate a new model, one that offers bilingual bridging options for those who are out of school. The project will both examine the approaches and their implementation, as well as the institutional management of these alternative educational options. The project will propose a pathway for scaling up the model in six countries.
This project was selected from a call for proposals from the Global Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange in West and Central Africa and the Indian Ocean: Generating and mobilizing innovative knowledge for regional education challenges.