The evidence is overwhelming: education systems across Africa are not meeting their purpose in enabling learning outcomes for millions of children. While primary school enrollment is high, education quality is low, and literacy rates remain low as most countries in Africa are still struggling with what is now considered a Learning Crisis. In Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, when grade 3 students were asked recently to read a sentence such as “The name of the dog is Puppy,” three-quarters did not understand it (Uwezo Report, 2014). For those children who live in poverty stricken communities, rural areas and are socially and culturally on the fringes of society, for disabled children and girls, the learning outcomes are much worse.
- We promote a systemic approach that focuses on identifying and eliminating technical, political and social barriers, AND
- We build strong school and community relationships and processes that promote accountability, AND
- We empower schools to attain self sufficiency through school led entrepreneurship programme and learning,
This combined effort will incentivise reform, promote learning outcomes and increase sustainability.
- We prioritise the most marginalised children in the worst performing areas
- We focus on primary education as the backbone of all learning
- We invest in a whole systems approach engaging with all stakeholders in order to achieve ownership and sustainable solutions
- We innovate, test, review and adopt approaches that work best to promote learning outcomes.