This training in the VSLA methodology includes a simulation of a full VSLA cycle and also some video trainings in important elements of the VSLA methodology. The simulation and training are based on the "Field Officer Training Guide" published by VSL Associates.
The app is free to use by everyone wanting to upgrade their training of VSLA group facilitators (main target group for the app) by adding a gamification component, whether as a complement to the regular manual or as a substitute.
The training app is the product of an ongoing innovation project financed by the FAHU Foundation. It was revised and updated in 2018 based on feedback from VSLA group facilitators. In 2020-2022, the app is being tested by DCA and partners in three countries: Kenya, Malawi, Uganda.
For an introduction to the app and it's use in VSLA work, please view this webinar recording which was held in 2021 for staff of Care Intl. as part of the organisation's Digital Innovation talks.
The training app was developed by DCA LearningLab in collaboration with Danish Forum for Microfinance and support from VSL Associates and Carsey School of Public Policy. The illustrations for the training were produced by Sønc and the app programming was carried out by Serious Games.