Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors (TEGA)
The Youth Initiative of Adams County (ACYI) has launched a pilot program in partnership with our national affiliate, StriveTogether, and international partner, Girl Effect, to help inform the work of the ACYI Partnership with authentic youth, parent and community voice and perspective, ensuring that those who our Partnership serves, are at the heart of what we do.
Through the implementation of this pilot program we will gain this voice and perspective via research conducted through Girl Effect’s TEGA Program.
TEGA stands for Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors. TEGAs are girls aged 18-24 who are trained to conduct research via a mobile application. Girl Effect (an international non-profit) designed the app so girls can become digital interviewers, collecting real-time data about their communities in the form of audio, videos and photos, as well as traditional survey data.
Over 200 TEGAs are currently collecting qualitative data in Nigeria, Malawi, Rwanda and India on subjects including education, health, safety and economic empowerment. Last year Girl Effect set up their first TEGA network in the US, in Saginaw, Michigan. They are now launching a second network in Adams County, Colorado. This network will focus on conducting research to inform partners working to improve educational outcomes for young people in the ACYI Partnership.
We have 12 TEGAs here in Adams County who are in the process of conducting Research!
How Can You Get Involved?
Throughout the year, we will be conducting many waves of research, through which we will interview Adams County Residents of all ages.
To learn more about participating in an interview, CLICK HERE.