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Empowering Girls through Education (EGE) project, designed by Save the Children and funded by Hempel Foundation is being implemented to address the challenges for the transition of girl students from primary school to secondary school. The project is aimed to support 10251 girl students of grade IV, V and VI in 120 government primary schools from Rajarhat (under Kurigram district) and Madarganj (under Jamalpur district). The project is introducing interactive, and child-friendly e-contents developed by BRAC and Save the Children in consultation with the government’s relevant department accessible via tablets and connect rural students with the urban students through Skype so that they can share ideas, enhance competencies in Bangla, English, and Mathematics, and improve their 21st-century skills. In addition, parents, communities, and local governments are sensitized to the advantages of girls’ education and the disadvantages of early marriage. The project will update the implications of e-learning to the policymakers and relevant government officials to advocate them adapting the approach. The project has partnered with two development organizations named Friendship and CAMPE and also has a strategic partnership with Robi Axiata Ltd., 10 Minute School and Aspire to Innovate (a2i).Goal:Successful transition of girls from primary to secondary school. Project Duration:October 2018 to December 2022. Objectives:• Improve learning achievement of targeted girls in Bangla, English and Mathematics.• Change the perception of parents, caregivers, and girls positively towards girls’ continued education.• Test and prove project methodology with evidence. Major Activities:• Provide support to enhance learning achievement of girls in Bangla, English and Mathematics before and/or after school time through virtual learning platform and interactive contents for grade IV, V and VI learners from 120 government primary schools.• Provide support to enhance 21st-century skills of girls, successful enrolment to secondary schools and inspire them to continue education.• Sensitize target girls, their parents, secondary school teachers, marriage registrars on advantage of education and demerits of early marriage.• Capacity development of primary school teachers on quality education, ICT in education and positive class management.• Follow-up with the girl students who are enrolled in grade VI to ensure continuation of their education.• Collaboration with national and international actors and networks to promote the importance of girl’s education and ICT in education.• Build awareness about COVID-19, how to take measurement and where to communicate in case of urgency.• `Safe Back to School’ campaign activities at community to ensure brining back target girls at schools after pandemic.• Learning supports through home-based learning sessions and phone follow-up to continue education during pandemic.• Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) activities for girls, their parents and target schools’ teachers.