This project enables 7th and 8th grade girls in Bankondji village to develop the ability to understand texts in reading comprehension, math and other subjects, so they successfully pass the exam needed to enroll in any high school in Cameroon. The 70 girls in the peer-to-peer tutoring project are very engaged in the program and committed to their personal success. The project also provides support to the girls who have passed the exam, so they can attend day high schools.
Aumazo's pilot peer to peer tutoring project is designed to bring 7th and 8th grade girls living in rural areas up to grade standard in reading comprehension and math so that they can pass the national exams necessary to enroll in any high school in Cameroon. Thirty girls are currently enrolled in the tutoring program. Aumazo also provides support to the girls have passed the exam to attend a nearby day high school until Aumazo's girls boarding school opens
High schools in rural Cameroon have a lower percentage of girls enrolled than boys, due to many factors. Few girls meet reading comprehension and math standards needed to get in. Aumazo uses collaborative peer to peer methods to bring the girls up to grade standard. Tutors provide expertise, experience, and encouragement in their work with the girls. They help the students to solve problems and obtain answers through questioning, thus improving the girls' skills and keeping them focused.
The peer-to-peer tutoring project will increase the pool of applicants who have passed the national exam to the proposed Aumazo boarding high school at Bankondji, Cameroon. The tutoring program should be easily replicable and can be extended to neighboring communities. It builds the girls' skills necessary for success in the school's STEM program. The girls will gain knowledge to earn their livelihoods as well as contribute to family and community well-being.
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