Beyond the classroom, Learner Guides create an important home-school link, following up with children who drop out of school and working with communities and district officials to keep vulnerable girls safe from child marriage. Through this process, Learner Guides develop their own confidence, and new leadership and entrepreneurship skills. With access to interest-free loans in exchange for volunteering, as well as business training from CAMFED, young women can start and grow their own businesses, establishing independent livelihoods while supporting more children to go to school.
The recognition event was inspired by a recent visit to Morogoro by a number of government officials (from PO-RALG; the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology; and the Prime Minister's Office, Labour, Youth Employment and Persons with Disability) who experienced Learner Guides in action, and saw their impact first hand.
CAMFED is partnering with government Ministries, school stakeholders, civil society representatives, and CAMFED Association leaders, in a Real-time Scaling Lab as part of Millions Learning, to explore the potential for scaling CAMFED’s Learner Guide Program across the government school system.
Read about the Yidan Prize’s recognition of the Learner Guide Program
Read more on the special event hosted by CAMFED and PO-RALG in The Guardian
Read more about the Center for Universal Education at Brookings’ Millions Learning Real-time Scaling Labs and collaboration with CAMFED