Welcome to Supporting Adolescent Girls' Education (SAGE)
An accelerated learning programme for out-of-school learners
The SAGE project in Zimbabwe was designed to support out-of-school girls like 12 year old Yollanda pictured above. Yollanda lives in an informal settlement on the outskirts of Harare and was accepted onto the SAGE accelerated learning programme. Working with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) in Zimbabwe, the SAGE project supported out-of-school girls aged between 10-19, including girls with disabilities, who had never enrolled in school or who had left school before completing basic education. SAGE has helped the girls acquire literacy, numeracy and English skills to help them return to formal education, into skills training, into employment, or to set up their own businesses.
The SAGE two-year learning programme is available to all educators via the package of resources that can be accessed from the Materials areas below.
We hope you find the resources helpful in supporting the learners with whom you work. Below is a screencast you can watch to familiarise yourself with the resources available.
All the materials are Open Educational Resources (OER), and with the exception of named third party contributions, can be adapted for your own educational context.
SAGE (Supporting Adolescent Girls' Education) is a UK Aid-funded programme through the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s Girls’ Education Challenge initiative, led by Plan International and involving a consortium of six partners and the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, Zimbabwe (MoPSE).
Course image: Plan International Zimbabwe SAGE project
SAGE Supporting learners and learning
The two-year SAGE learning programme (240 hours of learning) to support educators includes Session Guides, Learner Workbooks, assessment materials and suggestions for supporting learners with additional needs.Try this material
SAGE Supporting resources
Resources include early readers and comprehension activities to support literacy learning. The SAGE blended learning programme has also been adapted for those learning at a distance (via telephone).Try this material
SAGE Research and impact
The project team have undertaken various research activities to evaluate learning across the SAGE programme to both document learning and to inform future policy and practice. Publications include reports, articles, conference papers and blogs.Try this material