TIGER Girls-Educating Syrian Refugee Girls

by Open Learning Exchange, Inc.
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TIGER Girls-Educating Syrian Refugee Girls
TIGER Girls-Educating Syrian Refugee Girls
TIGER Girls-Educating Syrian Refugee Girls
TIGER Girls-Educating Syrian Refugee Girls
TIGER Girls-Educating Syrian Refugee Girls

Project Report | Jan 10, 2017
Quarterly Update / Tigers on the prowl!

By Rory Phimister | Director of Global Programs

The Tiger Program is growing!

Over the past 18 months OLE has worked in close cooperation with UNHCR and IRD to implement our community-based model by providing ongoing support for coaches and support staff in the use of digital content in the classroom, and effective project based learning methodologies. During October and December OLE International staff undertook site visits to conduct workshops, coordinate with our implementation partners, and gather data for monitoring and evaluation. As you read this, two independent researchers from Harvard University are en route to Za'atari to conduct additional monitoring and evaluation exercises.

One of the primary objectives of the Tiger Program is to improve school retention rates and educational outcomes among young Syrian refugee women by supporting their learning pathways through community-based support programs. High dropout rates among women around the world are well documented; dropout rates amongst Syrian refugee girls are amongst the highest in the world. OLE provides a blend of student-center learning supported by learning coaches with access to a digital library and course building and class management tools. The OLE program aims to include parents and siblings into the process so that they become stakeholders in the outcomes. After 18 months we have considerable evidence that OLE and our partners are shifting the needle on this important issue.

The past three months have been a busy and productive time for the Tiger Girls program. At the Za'atari camp the program continues to gain steam and is fast becoming an independent entity capable of standing on its own two feet. We are confident that the coaches are capable of driving the program forward with support from IRD. As such, OLE will step back from the direct role we have played until now. At the Za'atari camp IRD will continue to implement the program with oversight from UNHCR while OLE prepares to expand the program to additional sites in Jordan and Turkey.

We would like to thank all of our supporters who gave during the month of December. We had a successful drive raising nearly $5,000 from more than 40 unique donors thereby expanding our funding base and providing direct support for this program.

Thank you!

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Oct 11, 2016
OLE's Team Member Visits Za'atari

By Wafaa Arbash | Program Manager-Syria

Jul 12, 2016
Harvard Evaluation Team Visits Za'atari

By Rory Phimister | Director of Global Programs

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Open Learning Exchange, Inc.

Location: Cambridge, MA - USA
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Twitter: @oleorg
Open Learning Exchange, Inc.
Richard Rowe
Project Leader:
Richard Rowe
Chair and CEO
Cambridge , MA United States

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