Female students smiling. CorStone helps improve health and education outcomes through digital training for girls in India.

Supporting Resilience Programs for Girls and Youth in India with CorStone

Cultivating personal resilience is a foundational step in helping youth to thrive – one which is often missing in global development programs. Research shows that fostering resilience in youth, or the ability to bounce back and thrive after challenge or crisis, improves a multitude of other positive outcomes.

CorStone envisions a world that chooses love over fear, compassion over indifference, and forgiveness over blame in the face of challenge, adversity, or conflict. They develop and provide personal resilience programs to improve well-being for youth worldwide, focusing on adolescent girls as critical change-agents in their communities. Their evidence-based programs impact three interdependent factors in wellbeing: emotional health, physical health, and education.

Project Opportunity: CorStone is leveraging a team of volunteers to:

  • Conduct a technology/connectivity audit and support the implementation of technology infrastructure at the school and district levels
  • Develop a feasible vision for a remote management and supportive supervision platform with CorStone and government education staff 
  • Design a remote management and supportive supervision platform that can be deployed in rural India 
  • Train CorStone staff, District leaders, and teachers on using their platform
  • Develop an evaluation framework and tools to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of remote observation and supportive supervision via platform

Impact: Volunteers will work directly with CorStone staff to create a platform that will be piloted in 60 schools across 20 districts – supporting approximately 250 teachers, trainers and other staff members while reaching 4,200 girls.