The Speed School Program
Summary: The Speed School program transitions out-of-school children in Ethiopia and Liberia into local schools through an innovative pedagogy and intensive instruction calendar that covers the first three years of the national curriculum in just one year. --- The Speed School program aims to provide an education for the 120 million children around the world still denied access to learning due to poverty, conflict, or discrimination. Since inception in 2011, the program has helped over 100,000 girls and boys gain access to learning and life opportunities. The accelerated learning program prepares students to reintegrate into the government school system by covering the first three years of the national curriculum in just ten months. T...
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Description of Scale and Reach
In Ethiopia, the program has grown rapidly, from 2,633 children enrolled in 106 Speed Schools in the first year of operation, 2011-2012, to the current 14,250 learners in 570 Speed Schools in the country in 2016-2017. Additionally, the program was opened in Liberia in 2016, and now operates 80 Speed Schools serving 2,000 learners.