Bringing Local Language Literacy to Mayange, Rwanda

by | October 1, 2015
Category: Education

  By: Aimee Vachon, MVP summer intern 2015 Beginning in July 2015, a new twist on an age-old approach to teaching literacy was introduced through a pilot program at four schools in the Mayange, Rwanda community. Initially piloted in 2014 at the MVP site in Mwandama, Malawi, the program focuses on the classic approach of […]

Sustainable ICT in Action: Lessons Learned at Potou Elementary School, Senegal

by | September 9, 2015
Introducing the concept of "inside" and "outside" using a a whole-class instructional approach

By Jim Teicher, CEO & Director, Cybersmart Africa According to a 2014 UNESCO study of 46 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, in more than half the countries, 80 percent of primary schools have no access to electricity. Millions of children are denied the technology-enabled learning they deserve in our globalized world. In partnership with The Earth […]

Presenting at American Educational Research Association, April 2015

by | April 13, 2015

Radhika Iyengar, Director of Education, will be participating in a symposium entitled, “What’s new? Challenges and possibilities for educational innovation around the world”, at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association in Chicago, April 16-20, 2015.  She will be presenting, Real-time Data for Real-time Use: Case Studies from Ghana and Mali. This paper […]

The Grassroots Rise of a New Learning Technology

by | January 20, 2015 | 2 Comments
Multimedia and a touchscreen display bring learning to life in schools without electricity.

Lessons Learned From the Field in Potou, Senegal By Jim Teicher, CEO & Director, CyberSmart Africa CyberSmart Africa, a digital learning social enterprise, has been working with The Earth Institute and teachers and students in Potou, Senegal since 2011 to actively test and refine a whole-classroom learning technology solution that has the potential to achieve massive […]

Pioneering Innovation in the Education of B.Ed. Students in Madhya Pradesh, India: Preparation for the rolling out of a Blended course in 2015

by | December 22, 2014

Authors: Jubilee Padmanabhan, Kayhan Sanyal, Kamiya Kumar, Shreyanka Rao, Angelique Mahal, Radhika Iyengar Jubilee Padmanabhan is Head of Education Department, Hindupat Institute of Teacher Training. Kayhan Sanyal is Senior Program Manager at Avanti Fellows, specializing in instructional design using ICT. Kamiya Kumar is a current Master’s of Education degree (M.Ed) student in the Curriculum and […]

EFA Global Monitoring Report – Consultation for the 2016 Report

by | December 8, 2014

Dear Colleagues, Starting in 2016, a new series of reports will monitor the state of education in the framework of the anticipated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be finalized by the UN in September 2015. The first report in this series, the 2016 Report, will focus on ‘Education, sustainability and the post-2015 development agenda’, as […]

Learning Assessments Occurring at Millennium Village Pampaida, Nigeria

by | December 2, 2014

By: Adamu Bulama and Angelique Mahal Adamu Bulama is the Millennium Village Education Coordinator at MV Pampaida, Kaduna State, Nigeria Based on the UWEZO ( learning assessment model and framework, MV Pampaida began in May 2014 the process of developing, reviewing, and conducting literacy (in Hausa and English) and numeracy learning assessments for primary grades […]

Gender Parity for Boys in Ruhiira, Uganda

by | October 15, 2014
Category: Education
Boys playing soccer during a break at Omwicwamba Primary School

By Lindsee Gregory, MA Candidate International Educational Development, Teachers College, Columbia University When you think of gender and education, what usually comes to mind? Most people probably think about girls, specifically those girls who lack access due to cultural expectations, high school fees, or dangerous treks to school. But what most people aren’t considering is […]

Literacy focused workshop for MVP East Africa teams

by | October 1, 2014
Workshop participants visit Mwandama to discuss with Community Education Workers (pictured above) their experiences in using this method to teaching literacy in their VLCs

In late September, MVP education team members from New York, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya gathered for a workshop hosted by MVP Mwandama to share ideas and approaches to teaching children basic literacy. The workshop included local partner organizations also focusing on literacy in the Zomba Rural district, including representatives from Save the Children and […]

Community-Based Support for Education in Ghana’s Millennium Villages Project

by | September 9, 2014 | 1 Comment
Category: Education
1.)	A community education worker stands in front of Dunwura School’s kindergarten, built by the community.

By: Sarayu Adeni It takes a village to raise a child…and a child’s school. While education initiatives in the Bonsaaso village cluster, Amansie West District, Ghana, are largely led by Millennium Villages Project, several communities have their own ways of offering local support. The most common contribution is school building construction: classrooms, teachers’ cottages, administrative […]