Over the last four years, we have worked with the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics to incorporate low-cost behavioral interventions into our Winning Start program to incentivize volunteer retention, motivation, and performance. Since introducing these insights, we’ve seen higher retention rates and engagement, leading to greater reach, and improved cost-effectiveness.
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Winning Start, an education program in our Beta incubator, is designed to improve child literacy and numeracy by using youth volunteers to deliver the rigorously tested and proven “teaching at the right level” (TaRL) pedagogy. As the world celebrates International Volunteer Day, we celebrate Winning Start volunteers - who spend up to a year working to unlock the promise of an upcoming generation. We interviewed five youth who successfully completed the Government of Kenya’s G-United program to learn more about their experiences and motivations.