Making Ghanaian Girls Great! (MGCubed)

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Key Information

Making Ghanaian Girls Great! (MGCubed) is Ghana’s first interactive distance-learning project. The MGCubed Project impacted over 36,000 pupils in the past 3 years and aims at increasing its reach to over 18,000 primary, Junior High school and out of school girls in the next four years. The MGCubed Project uses solar-powered and satellite-enabled distance learning infrastructure to deliver interactive learning sessions to students, teachers, communities and government officials. The Project’s main objectives are to improve the literacy and numeracy learning outcomes of beneficiaries; support them to transition from primary to secondary schools; and ensure the sustainability of the impact made. MGCubed also aims to address the challenges of teacher quality, teacher absenteeism, and poor student learning. In addition to the in-school classes, the project delivers an after-school girls' club called Wonder Women for up to 50 marginalised girls, per school including some out-of-school girls. The Project introduced boys after school sessions known as Boys Boys as an offshoot of the Wonder Women sessions. The after school sessions cover topics including: early pregnancy, early marriage, reproductive health, personal hygiene, child rights, and financial literacy, leadership and problem solving, community projects as well as introducing them to different adult female and male role models. The goal has been to empower them, raise their self-esteem, increase their aspirations to enable them stay in school


Lead Implementing Organization(s)

Location(s)

Sub-Saharan Africa

Ghana

Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program

Years

Not applicable or unknown

Partner(s)

Aleiutia; Everonn Education Limited; UK AID

Ministry Affiliation

The Project works in collaboration with the Girls Education Unit and the District Directorates of Ghana Education Service.

COVID-19 Response

Unknown

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Attainment

  • Primary to secondary transition

Other skills

  • Social and emotional learning

Quality

  • Teacher training

Skills

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Cross-cutting areas

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Early/child marriage
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Mentorship
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school)

Age

Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

  • Boys (both in school and out of school)
  • Parent-teacher associations/school management committees
  • Teachers - female
  • Teachers - male

Participants include

  • Other

Program Approaches Back to Top

Access to school

  • Alternative learning centers/mobile schools/home schools

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community mobilization

Life skills education

  • Sexual and reproductive health (including puberty education)

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • Literacy - in the classroom
  • Numeracy - in the classroom

Women's empowerment programs

  • Advocacy/action

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Increased progression to secondary school
  • Reduced absenteeism

Cross-cutting goals

  • Increased advocacy/civic engagement