VSO’s project, “The Business of Girls’ Education in Tanzania” aims to increase learning outcomes and completion rates for secondary school students (especially girls) in 12 secondary schools in the Lindi region and support students’ access vocational training, higher education and the job market. The program will include a teacher training program, as well as career guidance, development, and entrepreneurship training for students.
EDC’s project, Akazi Kanoze 2, is a scale-up of an existing program that will incorporate work readiness training and school to work transitional support programming within Rwanda’s secondary school system nationwide. To accomplish this, EDC will increase the number of schools offering work readiness training and school to work transition programming in two of Rwanda’s five provinces, Kigali and Southern, and thus improve livelihood opportunities for youth in those province.
AET will pilot Improving Learning and Retention in Northern Uganda (I-LEARN), an innovative, cost-effective model of higher quality secondary education oriented towards students gaining skills for life and work. Project approaches are designed so that, if proved effective, they are replicable within government budgets and policy frameworks. The project will help 3,800 students in the Otuke and Oyam disctricts of Northern Uganda by providing training in vocational and employment relevant skills, entrepreneurial skills, and IT training, as well as career guidance.
Submitted by Jordan Worthington on February 26, 2014
The goal of the research project is to increase demand for secondary school education in Homa Bay County of the former Nyanza Province – an area characterized by high, unintended, teenage pregnancy and female school drop-out rates in Kenya.