SOMO NILIPENDALO: ALL READERS TUSOME KISWAHILI CLASS 1
Tusome and USAID Improve Access to Education
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The Tusome Early Grade Reading activity is a strategic national partnership between USAID and the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology to improve access to quality education for all Kenyan children. Based on statistical evidence, the Ministry championed the scale-up of early grade reading initiatives in every Kenyan primary school.
Tusome is currently improving the English and Kiswahili reading and writing skills of Kenyan children in some 26,000 schools across the country. To build the capacity of educators and school administrators, Tusome rolled out a nationwide training program in 2015 to train teachers and senior county- and national-level education leaders in the new reading techniques and overall approach. Tusome includes a sustainable instructional leadership system, giving school administrators, Teacher Advisory Center tutors, and coaches the training and tools to effectively manage and support teachers in critical technical areas such, as lesson planning, curriculum coverage, and parental engagement, while addressing issues of teacher absenteeism.
SOURCE U.S. Embassy Nairobi