The importance of community volunteers to increase students’ learning outcomes: the case of Educate Girls in India

Having been involved in community volunteers and early childhood education I can testify to the quality of many of these volunteers who come with a commitment to do their best for children who often miss out on educational opportunities.What is particularly important is their role in increasing equity, as children who are often disadvantaged by not speaking the national language or who,for no fault of their own , live too far away from the nearest school can access education and often are more ‘school ready’ than other children who have attended a pre-primary class (see example from Tanzania).

 

By Radhika Iyengar, Gita Johar, Lucia del Pilar Haro and Sarah Montgomery The idea of community members providing basic health services to local households has been in existence for 50 years. The health community has been effectively using Community Health Workers (CHW’s) to address the shortage of health staff in local clinics for many years. […]

via The importance of community volunteers to increase students’ learning outcomes: the case of Educate Girls in India — World Education Blog

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