Otherwise Known as ‘C4G’
Â Why the Focus on Girls
Across the world, girls are less likely to finish school, less likely to pursue higher education, and thus less likely to follow career paths that lead to higher-paying, more specialized jobs. Â Â – Vicki Niu â€“ C4G content developer, Stanford Undergraduate
- to enable and empower girls to stay in school
- to pursue career roles as leaders and innovators
- and to serve as valuable peers and role models to other girls.
WCE is excited to begin working with 4 Country Coordinators of iEARN in Ghana, Liberia, Mali, and Zambia. They will help WCE select and work with 8 school teachers who are members of iEARN.
We will also work with universities and gender resource organizations in these countries in the development of these 8 tools. As a first tool, WCE has begun including our initial C4G Content in the content that WCE volunteers load in the computers we ship. As the tools are rolled out, WCE will disseminate (PLAN) them through our network of 4,390 interested groups.
Our goal is to have these tools impact 1 million girls in developing countries within 5 years. The tools that we co-develop in this initiative will also strengthen our capacity building, training and content services for our Partners in 75 developing countries. The development and implementation of this service is led by Julie Schniewind, the Chair of our C4G Consortia.
One of the tools teachers and students can use is the content our volunteers have collected and loaded on the refurbished computers.
- is geared to their needs
- encourages girls to stay in school
- encourages girls to study STEM subjects.