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SILP, acronym for ‘ Strengthening Innovative Learning Practices post Covid 19 in Korogocho’ is a project implemented as an upscale to a pilot project known as ‘Strengthening Home studying culture in Korogocho during Covid 19 pandemic’. The pilot project provided home studying options for learners in Korogocho who happened to be disadvantaged while other learners in the country continued to access learning through online platforms. The evaluation of the pilot project showed results that could be classified into three categories; Success of the after-school support program evidenced by; 87% of the learners reporting that they found the sessions helpful in helping them identify their areas of weakness, 85% of the learners reporting that the after-school support program influenced their attitude towards education and 95% of the learners reporting that they felt they could recommend the sessions to other learners; Achievements of the parental Engagement as shown by 95% of the learners whose parents participated in the radio sessions reporting they have received some form of parental support towards studying at home; and the need for Life skills sessions as indicated by 40.8% of the learners who felt that the sessions would have been made better had they been engaged more in sessions that involved soft skills.
The SILP project came to advance access to innovative learning practices and life skills sessions among secondary and primary school learners in Korogocho in response to the learning gap created due to learners being out of school for an extended period of time.
- To promote peer to peer learning among select secondary school learners in urban informal settlements
- To advance positive behavior change among the learners through innovative life skills mentoring, career awareness, relationships and leadership
- To stimulate parental and community leader’s engagement in learning outcomes through parental counselling and stakeholder engagement
- To capacity build teachers in ICT and interactive teaching techniques towards reinventing the learning process within the classroom set up.
- Donor – Grassroots nest for Innovations and Change (GRiC)