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Friday, November 13 • 06:30 - 06:45
How schools can use 21st Century skills to close the gender gap

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Schools can close existing gender gaps by building in sessions on gender equality - either as a separate lifeskills curriculum or integrating gender equality in the way lessons are designed. Breakthrough's Taaron ki Toli (Gang of Stars) program, evaluated by JPAL at MIT through a rigorous RCT, has ensured a overall 16% increase in gender equitable views vis-a-vis control. This is very encouraging for countries in the Global South since the dismal picture of gender equality can be improved through curriculums like this. Schools itself are breeding grounds of harmful, patriarchal norms for girls and boys both but the situations can be improved if information is given in a structured and phased manner and adolescents are self-aware and recognise their agency in making important life choices. We would love to talk about the elements of the curriculum in the Firestarter.

Participants can take away important learning on how such curriculums can be designed, how can games, media products and other interactive exercises can be built into it, how teachers and educators can be trained to use the curriculum and how they can evaluate it through simple methods. The curriculum is currently designed for face to face participation but is now acquiring a digital avatar keeping in ind Covid 19 situations.

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Sohini Bhattacharya

Leading an organisation that is transforming gender norms to make violence against women and girls unacceptable, Breakthrough
Sohini Bhattacharya is an intrepid intrapreneur and social change enthusiast who has 25+ years of experience in the development sector. Currently she is President & CEO, at Breakthrough, a transnational organization working in U.S. and India using multi-media, popular culture, leadership... Read More →

Friday November 13, 2020 06:30 - 06:45 CET