Our videos for the classroom and teacher training materials cover a wide range of subjects and objectives. We hope this is a useful sample of our resources, being used across the continent of Africa, to get more girls in school and learning.

Working closely with students, educators, and community leaders, DLA produces learning resources that develop gender equality and align with the learning objectives of education ministries.

The following are a selection of DLA videos and teacher training material that primary and secondary-level teachers can use to create more gender responsive classrooms. Educators, mentors, and girls’ education advocates can use these to reinforce gender equality practices, expose audiences to female role models, and establish local girls’ clubs.

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Creating Gender Responsive Schools & Classrooms

This selection of guides, activities, handouts, and videos can be used to build and foster gender equality throughout the school community.

Session 3: Barriers to Girls’ Education Guide and Activity Handout

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Session 4: Gender Analysis of Curriculum Guide and Activity Handout

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Session 6: Creating Safe Spaces Guide and Activity Handout

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Segment 1: Discovery Learning Alliance Workshop Objectives

Segment 4: Introduction to Gender Concepts

Introduces the terms gender, stereotype and gender bias, and explains how stereotypic ideas that people hold of boys and girls can often exclude them from equal opportunities in the classroom.

Segment 5: Gender in the Classroom

Teachers share strategies used to develop gender equality in the classroom.

Segment 6: Student-Centered Learning

Step inside a classroom to observe various aspects of this approach and the importance of active learning.

Segment 7: An Active Student-Centered Classroom

Teachers share ideas on how to develop student-centered lessons.

Segment 8: Student-Centered Learning as a Girl Friendly Strategy

Teachers use collaborative group learning to ensure that girls and boys are equally engaged.

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African Women Making a Difference

These are stories of everyday women who have transformed their lives – and their communities – through the power of education.

Halima, Journalist

Halima is a young journalist from Wajir, Kenya trying to bring peace to her community through informative radio broadcasts.

View PDF: Video Lesson Guide: Setting Goals and Being a Role Model Handout

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Gloria, Nurse

Gloria is a nurse specializing in ophthalmology at Tamale West Hospital in Tamale, Ghana – restoring vision for children so they can learn in school.

Binta, Fashion Designer

Binta has turned a childhood passion for fashion into a thriving business.  She is now one of the top fashion designers in Nigeria and is teaching a new generation about the art of design through mentorship programs.

Sharon, Student Athlete

Sharon, a young woman from Kibera, Kenya, uses sport to follow her dreams and excel in her studies.

Hajia, Cattle Farmer & Educator

Hajia from Jigawa, Nigeria, is determined to bring education to her community.  Hajia and her husband are cattle farmers who started the first school in their community.

Mabel, New Scholar

Mabel is a young woman who has gone from child slave to star pupil in Winneba, Ghana.

Grace, Teacher & Role Model

Grace is a teacher from Niger State in Nigeria.  Not many people from her village have received an education, but Grace was determined.  She became the first woman from her community to ever go to college and is now a teacher.

Rosie, Community Leader

Rosie is a former gang member from Nairobi, Kenya who is fighting to turn her life around through education.

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Stories of Success

Teachers and community leaders use this material to share the stories of strong female role models. International reporter, Tumi Makgabo, travels to South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria to meet inspiring women who share their stories of success.

Women in STEM & Leadership Handout

Designed to enhance the Stories of Success segments and encourage participants to identify and profile local success stories.

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Professor Tebello Nyokong

Professor Tebello Nyokong is a Research Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Nanotechnology at Rhodes University in South Africa. Her work has contributed significantly to the sciences in Africa and around the world.

Regina Agyare

One of Ghana’s first female tech entrepreneurs, Regina Agyare was the only girl in her high school to study IT. Regina had to create her own path and now runs a company that develops software and a not-for-profit mentorship program.

Dr. Ola Orekunrin

Dr. Ola Orekunrin launched a flying doctor ambulance service to help others. “Flying Doctors Nigeria” is the first ever flying ambulance service in West Africa.

Facing Challenges

Learn how Miriam followed her passion to become a skilled bicycle mechanic despite the fact that there are few women in the field and a childhood accident left her with a physical disability.

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Rights of the Child

Teachers use these videos to help students learn about the rights granted under the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child.

1: What are Children’s Rights?

An introduction to the Convention of the Rights of the Child.

2: The Right to Non-Discrimination

Non-discrimination means being treated differently because of who you are. Meet Ebiste from Ethiopia, who is discriminated against because she is a girl and could be forced to leave school early to get married. With a clear understanding of her rights, Ebiste is able to overcome this discrimination while struggling to end child marriage.

3: The Right to Life, Survival and Development

All children have the right to life, survival and development. Follow the story of Anna and Neema, two young women in Tanzania who were denied their right to education. With the help of some adults, they are able to find a healthy balance between helping their families at home and going to school.

4: Involving Children in Decision-Making

Children have an important role in making decisions that affect their lives. See how Mourin and Emon in Northwestern Bangladesh are getting children involved in decision-making. They are part of the National Children’s Task Force that monitors and promotes children’s rights and are able to raise their voices at the National Children’s Parliament and speak to the relevant authorities.

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Additional Resources

Girls’ Club Start-Up Toolkit

Typically delivered as part of a day-long training, this start-up toolkit targets potential club mentors and introduces them to the club concept. The toolkit also provides an activity planning framework to guide discussions and planning with club members.

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DLA’s approach to supporting sustainable change in communities involves a robust and engaging process that includes intensive teacher training sessions, ongoing and supportive mentoring activities, and focused community planning and mobilization efforts. To learn more about the full suite of trainings and workshops that DLA facilitates in school communities, contact us!