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A parent’s story about a student in Batouma

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.

SIRA Project

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.

Halfway through 2017: Is the glass half full? Highlights from the PAL Network 5th Steering Committee meeting

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 contributions to SDG 4 monitoring

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.

My Teachers, The Special Heroes!

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.

Shaping the next generation: Supporting Teachers to succeed

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.

More and More Children are in School Around the World, But They Are Not Learning Much

Getting kids into school is only half the battle. Making sure they’re learning is also critical.

Learning to realize education’s promise

The 2018 World Development Report (WDR), Learning to Realize Education’s Promise, launched this week. While it draws on research and collective experience—both from within and outside the World Bank—it also draws on the personal experience of the team members, including the two of us.

‘In school, but learning nothing’

Six out of 10 children and teenagers in the world are failing to reach basic levels of proficiency in learning, warns a hard-hitting report from the United Nations. The UN describes the findings as “staggering” and representing a “learning crisis”.

Literacy, key to inclusive and digital societies

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.