21 March 2019

Internet of Good Things: Empowering Girls in Zambia

As with many countries on the African continent, the push in Zambia for all children to receive a primary school education over the last decade has led to a major increase in school attendance. But, as children progress through the school system, the number of girls drops away, with lack of money for school fees, limited knowledge, teenage…, Girls’ Zone, There is no magic bullet for keeping girls in school and out of child marriage. But providing information and making knowledge accessible is part of the solution, both to help adolescents make more informed choices about whether to stay in school, and to enable girls to avoid pitfalls like HIV and teenage pregnancy. In Zambia, UNICEF has been…, Girls helping girls and building a “Generation Unlimited”, Internet of Good Things is also supporting adolescents in Zambia by empowering them to be part of the change they want to see happen in the country and the world. Through the “Generation Unlimited – the future is yours” content module, young people are being provided with information on how to start a community project, build a team, run meetings…, There is still room for growth, Even though the response to the ‘Girls’ Zone’ and ‘Generation Unlimited – Future is yours’ modules has been very positive, young people are not shy when asked how the platform can improve. One of the first pieces of feedback the site received suggested adding more content, including pictures and multimedia, for those who cannot read very well.…