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Igniting the flame for Rohingya adolescent girls in Bangladesh through an innovative blended learning approach

Adolescent Girls Non-Formal Education in Emergencies (AGNEE)

AGNEE uses a blended learning approach to teach Rohingya adolescent girls. Students will be equipped with 3G enabled mobile devices to access lessons and educational resources, be able to connect and get together with other girls to discuss coursework, have face-to-face personalised lessons with a qualified teacher and, complete engaging assignments.

Rohingya girls' education crisis

Fleeing large-scale violence and human rights abuses in Myanmar, over 655,500 Rohingya crossed neighbouring Bangladesh since September, 2017. Many of these children are showing signs of mental distress, and their displacement and statelessness expose them to high risks of violence, sexual abuse, child marriage and trafficking. 

In refugee camp settings, 85% of the girls who were enrolled in grade 6 have dropped out by grade 8. This significant reduction leads to girls having low levels of foundational literacy, greater social isolation and exclusion, increased psychological distress and prone to exploitation and abuse. AGNEE will be targeting the most vulnerable adolescent girls and providing them with physical and psycho-social protection, education resources and curriculum to aid in their cognitive development, personalised learning from teachers and, mentorship by trained community members to allow them to achieve their potential.

More specifically, AGNEE will lead:

  1. To significant improvements foundational literacy and numeracy for illiterate girls who have not prior education experience
  2. To girls feeling empowered, confident and hopeful for the future
  3. Greater social inclusion through increased connection to peers and community

The resources that we need to continue the impact of AGNEE is someone who has experience in Education in Emergencies research.

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In conflict situations education often becomes neglected. A child’s right to an education does not end in times of emergency, and education services needed to be implemented as soon as possible for an estimated 450,000 Rohingya children. AGNEE is the only education program established that is specifically for Rohingya adolescent girls, this group is the highest proportion of out-of-school Rohingya refugee children.


AGNEE will lead: To significant improvements in foundation literacy and numeracy for illiterate girls who have not had prior education experience. To the successful completion of a broad range of learning outcomes based on national standard assessments for Grade 6 – 10. To girls feeling empowered, confident and hopeful for the future and greater social inclusion through increased connection to peers and community.


There is a possible opportunity to scale to the Middle East and Nigeria.


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We provide locally relevant digital edu on mobile devices
Rohingya girls will use accessible digital national curriculum via the Moodle learning platform through their 3G internet-connected tablet/smartphone in their home.
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Personalised, face-to-face learning with qualified teachers
Groups of 4-5 students from around the neighbourhood will be taught personalised educational content by a qualified teacher in one of the girl's home.
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Peer-to-peer learning
Students from the neighbourhood will be able to communicate and discuss educational content using their mobile device as well as meet-up in person.
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