This is the story of a parent, recorded during a general assembly meeting in Sevaré of the Mopti region, and in a village known as Batouma, during the Bɛɛkunko 2016 evaluation.
The USAID Mali SIRA Project is a project to support capacity building in reading and writing in the early school years in the Bamanankan language, in the regions of Koulikoro, Sikasso, Segou and the District of Bamako.
The fifth Steering Committee meeting of the People’s Action for Learning Network (PAL Network) was held in Nairobi Kenya, on 24th and 25th August 2017.
PAL Network organised a consultative meeting with experts familiar with citizen-led assessments and engaged in forums and advisory groups developing indicators designed to measure countries’ progress towards the SDG4.
I remember I was about six years, I had mixed excitement and fears. My mother took me to Mvuleni pre-school where I met Mr. Jela, the only teacher in the school.
As the world celebrates the 20th anniversary of the World Teachers’ Day, I cannot help but recall vividly the moments I spent in the classroom, right from pre-school to college.
Every September 8, on International Literacy day, my thoughts go to the illiterate women in Kenya. A day that reminds me of the significant proportion of women who are illiterate.
It is a bright Thursday morning at 9:00 am as we arrive in Kilimani village in Kilifi. We meet with three girls walking from school to home and we stop to inquire. They have been sent home to fetch money for paying teachers.
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.
Nearly all children now enrol in grade 1 and 80 percent are reaching grade 5, currently the final year of primary schooling. In the Primary Education Completion Exam (PECE), a mandatory national exam introduced in 2009, the latest pass rate is 98.5 percent. This is a success that cannot be ignored.