To Tanzania: Expanding STS’s Whole Child Model

To Tanzania: Expanding STS’s Whole Child Model

Children face numerous challenges receiving a quality education around the world. In Guinea, West Africa, less than half of boys and only a third of girls make it to 7th grade. Not surprisingly, only one in five adolescent girls can read.

Since 2002, STS has been working in Guinea to try to change this pattern. We’ve trained teachers, dug wells, built latrines, supported parents, and funded scholarships for at-risk girls – all to improve children’s chances of staying healthy, learning to read and do math, and transitioning to secondary school. And our research has shown results. Parents who have attended our trainings report that they have changed their behavior to ensure their girls do well in school, and stay in school. And our research shows that girls do significantly better in reading and math when they receive scholarships – a powerful motivator for staying in school.

STS joins USAID and ECCN for a webcast on What’s Good Enough? Strategies for Data Collection and M&E in Conflict Zones

STS joined USAID and ECCN for a webcast on What’s Good Enough? Strategies for Data Collection and M&E in Conflict Zones


Have you faced challenges in data collection efforts while evaluating activities in conflict or crisis zones? Do you wonder what the best research design is, given the constraints you’re facing? Have you considered how to adapt findings for stakeholders with differing agendas?