GIC researches and develops materials that directly assist our partners' programming. As students with a passion for learning, we believe strongly in education’s role in international development. As such, many of GIC’s previous and on-going projects have been in the educational space. Key deliverables have included teacher training modules, secondary student curricula, health education workshops, and diagnostic exams in literacy and numeracy. GIC has a strong relationship with the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, a leading institution in education research.
Need: Based in Bihar, India, our partner focused on empowering ‘change agents’ at the village level through educational programming and other community outreach activities. The organization approached GIC asking for an educational program that would help alleviate local religious tensions that inhibited community development.
Approach: In line with the needs of our client, GIC created an educational program centered on inter-faith awareness and reconciliation. GIC developed six hours of classroom content, including an evaluative mechanism that assessed the effectiveness of the approach. The purpose of the program was to empower individuals to build community relations.