Cameroon and Swaziland Exposure visit to Citizen Led Assessments

Towards the end of June 2017, delegations from Cameroon and Swaziland visited Uwezo Uganda to learn more about the Citizen-Led Assessment (CLA) approach. The visit was hosted in Mukono District in the central part of Uganda.

Engaging Local Council Chairpersons in Uganda

On a warm Sunday morning, an Uwezo Uganda team and I set off on a journey aboard a bus to Ngora District for a five-day assignment as an assessor.

Uganda’s children can learn if we all play our part

On a warm Sunday morning, an Uwezo Uganda team and I set off on a journey aboard a bus to Ngora District for a five-day assignment as an assessor.

The influence of weekly markets, ‘vandos’, on teaching and learning in Ntoroko District

Most people agree that learners need to regularly attend school in order to succeed in their academic performance. Yet absenteeism is a chronic problem in Uganda, and in Ntoroko district in particular, where both teachers and pupils tend to be routinely absent from school for various reasons.

Girl-child education – More needs to be done

Education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women, and is also an area that offers some of the clearest indicators of the discrimination women suffer.

Uwezo Uganda Participates at the 4th Annual National Literacy Conference in Kampala, Uganda

Uwezo Uganda participated at the 4th Annual Literacy Conference held on the 20th – 21st of July 2016. The event was organized by the Reading Association of Uganda (RAU) and presided over by the Minister of Education and Sports, Mrs. Janet Museveni.

EVIDENCE FOR ACTION Citizen-led learning assessments enable educators, parents and volunteers to close learning gaps in rural India

Citizen volunteer Amol Moghe sets out to conduct learning assessments in a remote village in western India. Upon arriving at the village of Pimpri in Maharashtra state’s Aurangabad district, he greets the villagers, explains why he’s there, and asks for permission from the village leader to conduct a learning assessment survey.

Preparations for TPC – Mozambique : A Citizen Led Assessment Facilitated by FACILIDADE Part II

1 st pilot of testing tools (Day 1) in EPC school of village Nacurare, district Murrupla, Nampula, Mozambique
Today is the 1st day of the 1st pilot of the testing tools. We are going to a couple of schools in a neighbouring district of Murrupula.

People’s Action for Learning Network: What a difference a year makes

What a difference a year makes. Last week in Nairobi, when we woke to find a grey blanket of fog wrapped around our conference centre, it was hard to believe that only a year ago, the founding directors of our citizen-led assessment movement set up the People’s Action for Learning (PAL) Network.

Schools, funds and learning

A new brief from our Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation department examines whether Ugandans have heard of Uwezo and what they know about the capitation grant.