The disturbingly low levels of learning reported by Uwezo in Tanzania present an opportunity to reexamine what is working in basic education, identify gaps in supporting children’s learning, and capture the collective and creative thinking of interested parties to identify innovative approaches for education. This grant would support the Firelight Foundation—which has a strong model for providing support to community-based organizations to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families—to implement a small grants program to improve learning in Tanzania. As part of this grants program, Firelight would support organizational development for its grantees, create peer learning networks, and work with district-level ministries.
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for grants to innovative programs that improve children’s learning in Africa
The Firelight Foundation has a strong model for providing support to community-based organizations to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families in sub-Saharan Africa. Through this grant Firelight would support twelve community-based organizations in Tanzania with innovative approaches to improving children’s literacy and numeracy by strengthening families, increasing teacher competency, and increasing citizen engagement. As part of this grants program Firelight would also support organizational development for its grantees, evaluate the effectiveness of these innovative models, and encourage lateral replication of those models that improve children’s learning.
for support to the International Education Funders Group
This grant will provide support to the International Education Funders Group, an affinity group of more than 90 foundations making grants to education in the developing world. The International Education Funders Group will help members improve the effectiveness of their philanthropic efforts by providing opportunities for networking, peer learning, and collective action.