Capacity Development

Cape Verde

Cape Verde Ministry of Education | Technical assistance to implement Early Grade Reading Assessment 

November 2021 – September 2022 The Government of Cape Verde is committed to improving the quality of education in the country. In order to strengthen foundational skills in education, the Education and Skills Development Enhancement Project, funded by the World Bank since 2018, supports the establishment and operationalization of a student assessment system within the ministry of education to accompany and monitor the ongoing education reform. As part of this work, the ministry of education of Cape Verde contracted EdIntersect to carry out an Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) study in Cape Verde in tandem with ministry staff in 2022.…

READ MORE
Tajikistan

USAID Tajikistan | Learn Together Activity (LTA)

October 2020 – October 2025 The goal of the USAID Learn Together Activity (LTA) is to improve primary students’ learning skills (Grades 1-4), with a particular focus on improving reading comprehension, critical thinking skills, and mathematics. Through this program, USAID intends to support the Tajikistan Ministry of Education and Science’s capacity to take on greater responsibility for improving literacy and numeracy skills to impact the overall primary students’ learning outcomes. Intended coverage is nationwide (at least 80 percent of primary schools) with attention to focus on regions with historically lower learning outcomes. The activity purpose will be achieved through the…

READ MORE
Senegal

USAID Senegal | All Children Reading (ACR)/Lecture Pour Tous

October 2016 – June 2021 The Senegal All Children Reading project, known as Lecture Pour Tous, was a USAID-funded project implemented by Chemonics International from 2016 to 2021. The project supported the Ministry of Education in developing a sustainable and scalable national reading program in three national languages (Wolof, Pulaar, and Seereer), and implemented interventions to improve early grade reading instruction in public primary schools and daaras, improve delivery systems for early grade reading instruction, and improve parent and community engagement in early grade reading. EdIntersect took a lead role on Output 1.4: “Early Grade Reading Assessment Improved” under Outcome…

READ MORE
Rwanda

USAID Rwanda | Soma Umenye

September 2016 – November 2021 Soma Umenye (‘read and understand’) was a five-year USAID-funded activity, implemented by Chemonics International between 2016 and 2021, which aimed to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for more than 1 million children in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda. Covering all five provinces of Rwanda and working in close collaboration with the Rwanda Education Board and the Rwandan Ministry of Education, Soma Umenye contributed to Rwanda’s Education Sector Strategic Plan and the government of Rwanda’s national development priority of ensuring that Rwandan primary-grade students acquire the fundamental competency of literacy so that they can succeed…

READ MORE
Banyan Tree Foundation

Banyan Tree Foundation | Design and Evaluation Refinement for Adolescent Education Programs

December 2015 – February 2016 EdIntersect worked with grantee organizations of the Banyan Tree Foundation in Kenya and Sierra Leone to refine activities and outcomes for remediation and life skills interventions as part of their adolescent program strategies. The Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) and Defence for Children International of Sierra Leone (DCI-SL) are moving into more focused work with upper primary and lower secondary schoolchildren to ensure smooth transitions into studies beyond early primary school and to meet the particular needs of adolescents.

READ MORE
Banyan Tree Foundation

Banyan Tree Foundation | Workshop on Education Programs for Adolescents

August  – October 2015 EdIntersect designed and facilitated a human-centered design workshop with grantee organizations from Kenya, Sierra Leone, Nepal, and Ethiopia on mentorship and leadership-focused work. The overarching goal was to bring all country teams to the workshop site in northern Virginia to gain greater insight in designing programs with and for adolescents. These programs were intended to drive academic progress, in particular reading and numeracy remediation, and to mitigate dropout in upper primary school and secondary school. EdIntersect prepared the workshop taking into account the current work of each grantee in early primary programming, sustainability, and monitoring and…

READ MORE
CARE USA

CARE USA | Consultative Workshop on Girls’ Education & Empowerment

January  – February 2015 EdIntersect used human-centered design to facilitate, synthesize, and provide final products for the Girls’ Education & Empowerment Consultative Meeting with CARE education, health, livelihoods and country office staff from 9 countries, as well as key external partners and donors from literacy, gender, youth, social inclusion, and tech organizations. Through this consultative process, EdIntersect and the partners developed a theory of change for guidance in CARE’s 2015-2020 programming. The workshop final report from EdIntersect was circulated to all involved partners and disseminated across the girls’ education and empowerment community.

READ MORE
CARE USA

CARE USA | 2015-2020 Education Sector Strategy

April  – July 2014 Using human-centered design, EdIntersect created CARE USA’s 2015-2020 education sector strategy. Our approach built on CARE’s strengths and their targeted growth areas in order to help them achieve their mission of reaching the most marginalized. EdIntersect included creative, participatory strategic planning, an intersectional lens for reaching the most marginalized populations, and a design-thinking approach to problem solving. The EdIntersect team developed a literature review, trends analysis, interview summary report, and draft and final strategy documents. The strategy was well received by partners and funders, who recognized an adept blend of CARE’s legacy and CARE’s future.

READ MORE