Advancing Learning Outcomes for Transformational Change (A LOT-Change) III

Project Period

April 2019 - March 2022

The A LOT-Change project is a community based after-school support program that has been running in Korogocho and Viwandani since 2013. It is born out of the need to have an integrated approach to improve learning outcomes, psychosocial wellbeing, and behavior among adolescent girls and boys. The first phase (2013-2015) only targeted adolescent girls in grades 6-8 and comprised of homework support in numeracy and literacy, life skills mentoring, parental counseling, and transition to secondary school subsidy. From the successes of the initial phase, the intervention was scaled up in phase 2 (2016-18) to include a leadership component and also target both adolescent boys and girls, with the other components remaining the same. Phase III is a follow-up study of the phase II cohort who transitioned to secondary school in 2019 and will be testing the feasibility of implementing the A LOT-Change model among older adolescents and also check the sustainability of the effects observed in phase II.

The intervention activities for the proposed phase will include career awareness training, mentoring in soft skills, holiday homework support, digital literacy, and parental counseling. In the short-term, these activities are expected to:

  • broaden their view of prospective future career paths in different sectors and knowledge of what it takes to get there;
  • improve their social responsibility and citizenship skills;
  • improve soft skills knowledge among adolescent boys and girls;
  • improve learning outcomes;
  • enhance their knowledge and skills in the use of digital hardware and related software; and
  • increase parental support for their children’s education.

In the long term, we hope that the program will help secure the future of adolescent boys and girls living in urban informal settlements.

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PROJECT PERIOD:

  • Start date: April 2019
  • End date: March 2022

PROJECT FUNDERS:

  • Anonymous
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