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Using a Mobile-Based Online Platform to Mentor Girls: Challenges and Benefits

Version 1 : Received: 8 February 2021 / Approved: 10 February 2021 / Online: 10 February 2021 (12:44:24 CET)

How to cite: Fakayode, B.; Okegbe, S. Using a Mobile-Based Online Platform to Mentor Girls: Challenges and Benefits. Preprints 2021, 2021020257 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202102.0257.v1). Fakayode, B.; Okegbe, S. Using a Mobile-Based Online Platform to Mentor Girls: Challenges and Benefits. Preprints 2021, 2021020257 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202102.0257.v1).

Abstract

In some parts of Nigeria, many girls do not attend school, and among those sent to school, many still drop out early. This and other socio-cultural factors affect girls psychologically. There is no doubt that girls need consistent love and tutoring to guide them through the turbulent teen years and beyond. They need a mentor who acts as a friend and a role model. The Mobile-based Mentoring Platform seeks to leverage on mobile technology's affordances to focus on the needs of the girl-child, such as improvement in academic achievement, guidance in career choice, development of self-concept, and esteem. The girl-mentees comments revealed that using the platform provided them frequent access to mentors and access to learning opportunities. The challenges they faced include epileptic internet network, intrusions by parents, and others. Therefore, this paper examined the challenges and benefits of mentoring girls via a mentoring platform.

Subject Areas

Mobile-based mentoring; girl-child; mentoring; mobile technology

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