Nonprofits involved in areas that address basic needs like education or health often expect that if a project or intervention is successful, government will ultimately adopt and manage it for the longer haul. For a project to reach its potential scale and sustain impact over time, many view this as the most realistic end game. Conventional wisdom holds that governments want fully formed, tested versions of programs or interventions so that it can easily scale them up.
Rwanda is a small country in Eastern Africa, near but not a part of the Horn of Africa. In the 1990s it suffered from the effects of a civil war involving genocide, but like many countries following a war, it has holistically made attempts to recover.
This article was originally published by Rural Reporters
AFON, NIGERIA – One year ago, Prikkle Academy team landed their foot in a community called Afon, in Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria, to look into how to mobilize the potential of rural communities for sustainable social good.
What happened a year after has blown every imagination out of steam and has strengthened Prikkle Academy’s belief that the future of millions of youths living in rural communities can get brighter and their awesome dreams can begin to happen.
Oxford in September, for what must be my eighth UKFIET conference, and each time I’ve been progressively more at home with the debates and less awed by the presentations. But on Tuesday evening I stood in a room with many of the people that I have respected for years.
Check out this week's News & Views to catch up on all that's happening at CEI. Browse highlights of CEI's recent work, learn about current and upcoming funding opportunities and events, and take a look at a selection of topical articles from education news around the world.
Like many young people, the first day at my first job was filled with many questions; about team dynamics, office culture, organizational principles, and much more. When I joined CEI I understood the foundational importance of a quality education, but I remember thinking, ‘How can an organization based in Washington DC help improve learning and livelihood outcomes for people thousands of miles away?’
In recent years, education technology has become inextricable from education reform, resulting in a steady increase in Edtech startups and private entities innovating in education. We ask: how can technology create more efficient institutions, will more digitally literate educators become better teachers, and will ICT integration positively impact education outcomes?