Project title: Enriching the existing methodology exclusively developed for IT Girls Clubs with Gender-Responsive Teaching Methods for more inclusive education
Project duration: 15/8/2021 – 15/12/2021
Donor: UNICEF, USAID
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Project description: In 2019, the IT Girls Initiative partnered with ten elementary schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina by establishing and equipping IT Girls Coding Clubs – a designated space in schools where STEM teachers, trained by the Initiative, and using an exclusively created teaching manual, support about 200 girls aged 12-15 years to strengthen their knowledge in computer programming. Monitoring and follow-up activities showed that further external support is needed in sensitizing teaching methods and practices to ensure these are gender-responsive and co-created by girls and young women.
This is a novelty in BiH and we have gathered a group of six experts in the field of gender studies and education who can contribute to the quality of the final product with their different expertise.
The results of the analysis and manuals, as well as short educational YouTube videos, will be publicly available to all educational institutions and individuals who will be interested in integrating the principles of gender-responsive teaching into their practice.
Project goal: Adolescents and youth are provided with the opportunities to develop their twenty-first-century skills to actively and productively participate in society. Encourage the use of gender-responsive teaching in STEAM teaching.