Numeracy

Building a Strong Foundation for Literacy in Rwanda

Results and Lessons Learned from the L3 Initiative
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The Literacy, Language, and Learning (L3) Initiative was a five-year project funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented in Rwanda between August 2011 and January 2017. L3’s strategic objective was to strengthen teaching and learning, so that children leave primary school with solid literacy and numeracy skills. This executive report summarizes the activities of the project, recommendations and lessons learned.

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EDC

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2017

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10 p

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Results

L3 Partner Reports

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Final reports detail the activities of Literacy, Language, and Learning (L3) Initiative partners, Concern Worldwide and Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO).

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2016

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Concern Worldwide
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United States Agency for International Development

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English
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USAID L3 Endline FARS and MARS Endline Report

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This report presents results of the endline literacy and mathematics assessments conducted in October 2016. The results of the endline are compared with the baseline, which was conducted in October 2014 at the beginning of the L3 intervention.

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2017

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Early-Grade Literacy in Rwanda: Taking Stock in 2016

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 Rwanda has made commendable efforts to improve basic education, including literacy in the early grades. Students are learning to read and write in Kinyarwanda, and they are acquiring the language skills to read and write in English. The Ministry of Education’s Rwanda Education Board and its development partners have laid a firm strategic and policy foundation for continuing to raise literacy rates.

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EDC

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2016

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51 p.

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Rwanda Reads

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USAID

Over the last few years, Rwanda has expanded primary school education to all students. Now, with the help of donors like the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Rwanda is focusing on improving the quality of its education system — especially in the teaching of primary school literacy — so that all children achieve the learning necessary to succeed in school and to escape poverty.

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Kenya Garissa Youth and Yes Youth Can Project Executive Summary

USAID/Liberia Advancing Youth Project

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The USAID Liberia Advancing Youth Project provides increased access to quality alternative basic education services, social and leadership development and livelihoods for out of school youth aged 13-35 who have no or marginal literacy and numeracy skills. Advancing Youth works closely with the Ministry of Education and community-based organizations to build their capacity to manage a system and programs that provide youth with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.

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usaid

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Mercy Corps
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2011 to 2016

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Las matemáticas revolucionan en las escuelas de Cordillera

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UltimaHora.com

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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PEQUEÑOS MATEMÁTICOS

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Viva Paraguay

Los estudiantes de América Latina tienen resultados por debajo de otras regiones en el mundo en pruebas internacionales estandarizadas de matemática. A nivel preescolar, los estudios disponibles también indican que los niños de la región tienen resultados por debajo de los niños de otras regiones.

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International Education Week: Somali Soap Opera Teaches Young People to Take Control of Their Finances

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Somali youth are learning from the USAID sponsored soap opera 'Dab iyo Dahab' that being good at math is not the same as knowing how to manage a household budget or run a business. In English, the title means 'Fire and Gold.'

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