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Literacy, Language, and Learning (L3) Rwanda

The Literacy, Language, and Learning Initiative (L3) helps Rwanda’s Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) develop and implement new national standards for literacy (in English and Kinyarwanda) and numeracy, aiming to improve students’ reading and mathematics skills in grades 1 to 4, as well as their English language proficiency. Working in collaboration with MINEDUC and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), L3 works with pre-service and in-service facilitators to introduce proven reading and mathematics teaching strategies and with community volunteers to support struggling learners. The initiative also aims to improve the availability and use of innovative reading and math instructional materials. Teachers’ and students’ English language skills will be reinforced through interactive audio programs. By the end of its five years, L3 will reach over 1.5 million learners and nearly 30,000 teachers and provide over 1 million teaching and learning materials to schools.

Implementation Timeframe
January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2016
Primary Implementing Organization: 
Education Development Center
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Funding Organization: 
USAID
Strategies: 
Teaching and Learning Materials Development/Provision
Community Mobilization
Teacher Training Pre-Service
Communications & Technology
Total Number In-Service Teachers Targeted for Capacity Building: 
30,000
Total Number of Students Targeted: 
1,500,000
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