The African SOUP

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Challenge:  In Uganda, attendance at the primary level has grown due to a universal primary education policy but the quality of teaching and learning needs significant improvement. Many children do not complete their schooling nor have the competencies needed to do well in life.  Only 1 in 4 children who start primary school make it to secondary school. Less than half (40 percent) of students are literate at the end of primary school.

 

The African SOUP’s Solution: Empower communities through national education change, informed by their community development programs in rural Eastern Uganda. Initially created to solve the issue of lack of access to education in the Nabikabala village, The African SOUP’s goal is to improve the quality of primary education across the country based on their best practices and learnings by equipping pre-service teachers on student-centered learning approaches through The Active Learning Project.

Team4Tech and The African SOUP Partnership Impact Goals: To provide high-quality, practical education to students, teachers, and community members with appropriate use of technology, African SOUP is partnering with Team4Tech. The vision is to have staff and students empowered rather than intimidated by technology. The African SOUP staff will be able to use technology to capture organizational knowledge, share learning content, and track program progress to make operational improvements and scale their programs. Students and community members will have a level of digital literacy that allows them to excel in secondary school, tertiary education, and their careers.

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