Excelling at Learning
We take a holistic approach to gender-equitable teaching and lesson design. Our focus on helping girls grow in the classroom means we have seen girls excel across a number of metrics:
- In 2018, boys outperformed girls nationally in the Ugandan primary school leaving exam (PLE), but not at Bridge schools. Bridge girls performed better than boys, both within Bridge and nationally. Nationally, boys are 9% more likely than girls to be in Division 1 & 2. At Bridge, girls are 5% more likely than boys to be in Division 1 & 2.
- In Kenya’s 2017 national exam (KCPE), Bridge girls earned an additional 17 points above and beyond the national average for girls that year (out of 500 possible points).
- In 2017, girls who had attended a Bridge academy for over five years were our highest performing KCPE cohort, averaging 287 marks.
- Since 2015, the number of female pupils passing their KCPE has increased by over 20%.
- In Uganda’s 2017 national exit exam (PLE), 95% of Bridge girls were placed in Division 1 and 2 (top scores) with only 62% of girls nationally achieving this status. Our female pupils in Uganda were almost two and a half times more likely to achieve Division 1 or Division 2 than girls across eastern Uganda.
- In Liberia, 68% of Bridge girls (compared with only 42% at local comparison schools) who couldn’t read a single word at the beginning of the year, could read by the end of the year.
- Ten Bridge graduates in Kenya have won full scholarships to high schools in the US and of this, seven of them were girls. They are now receiving straight A’s at their respective high schools.
Our female pupils are scoring highly in national co-curricular competitions. Kenyan, Sharon came second in a national writing competition; Kitty represented Uganda in an international chess tournament held in Zimbabwe and Miriam represented Kenya in a Taekwondo competition in Rwanda.
Watch the video below to discover the story of Josephine, a Bridge graduate who’s life was transformed when she received a scholarship to study in the United States.