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Rwanda: 1,000 Mentors for Literacy Campaign

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allAfrica.com

One thousand mentors will be deployed in various schools this academic year under the Literacy, Language, and Learning (L3) campaign, which is being implemented by Education Development Centre, Inc., a US-based organization.

This move is in line with enforcing full implementation of the School-Based Mentoring Program (SBMP), an initiative aimed at building teachers' capacity to effectively adopt new teaching techniques that include video modules.

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Rwanda: 80 Mobile Libraries to Be Established Countrywide

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At least 80 mobile libraries will be instituted to address the lack of reading materials in various parts of Rwanda by 2016, said Said Yasin yesterday of Education Development Centre, Inc. (EDC).

EDC is an international non-governmental organization based in the US and currently working alongside Peace Corps, a US volunteer service organization, as well as Rwanda Education Board (REB) to promote the quality of education in the country.

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Rwanda: Involving Parents in Children's Learning

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A new initiative has been launched that aims at engaging parents to actively participate in their children's education, mainly through encouraging the culture of reading.

The program that is being spearheaded by Education Development Centre, Inc. (EDC), a US-based organisation, is expected to increase the rate at which parents guide, educate, and interact with their children through discussions and debate.

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Rwanda: Literacy Campaign Gets US $75,000 Boost

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Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), a US-based organization, has equipped the recording studio of Rwanda Education Board (REB) to build its capacity to record audiovisual educational materials and thereby improve education quality.

This initiative is part of USAID's partnership with the Ministry of Education and Rwanda Education Board to promote Literacy, Language, and Learning (L3) in schools.

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MoEST Takes Over Tikwere Radio Program

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Malawi Voice

Tikwere Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI), a USAID-funded program, has handed over its services to the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MoEST). Aired on Malawi Broadcasting Corporation during school days, the program provides instructions through radio lessons. It enables teachers to impart students in standards 1–4 with knowledge in English, mathematics, Chichewa, and life skills.

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Q&A: Voice of a New Nation

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On July 9, 2011, a historic vote resulted in southern Sudan seceding from the north. The Republic of South Sudan, Africa’s newest nation, was born.

But lasting change doesn’t happen overnight. One year after independence, South Sudan struggles with violence, poverty, illiteracy, food insecurity, and a weak infrastructure. Amid this uncertainty, Sudan Radio Service (SRS), an independent media outlet funded by USAID and managed by EDC, broadcasts vital news and civic information across the region.

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Strengthening Learning in Fragile States

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InterAction

Before joining EDC, Cornelia Janke worked for the Redlands Christian Migrant Association in Florida managing child-care and education services for migrant families. Her desire to make education possible for vulnerable populations led her to EDC in the mid-1990s. “It's gratifying to know that our work really does facilitate access to life-changing opportunities,” she says.

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Mali Road to Reading Program (PHARE)

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The Mali USAID/ PHARE (Programme Harmonisé d'Appui au Renforcement de l'Education) program supports the Malian Ministry of Education's efforts to improve the quality of elementary education, with an emphasis on literacy.

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RTI International (RTI)
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Centre d'Appui à la Recherche et à la Formation (CAREF)

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Expectativas de los Maestros Clip

 This is a sample from lesson 1 from the Sintonizados series. This introductory lesson combined ethno-education of Afro-Colombians of Choco with lessons to train teachers in the updated Escuela Nueva methodology.  

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Las matemáticas revolucionan en las escuelas de Cordillera

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Con el simpático ju'i, el sabio mbokaja, la bonita mainumby y la pequeña Naty, personajes de un programa de audio, más de 4 mil niños y niñas del preescolar de 134 escuelas de la Cordillera, desde este año aprenden ciencias exactas de una forma divertida, con juegos y actividades bajo la guía de sus profesores de grado.

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