Reading Programs


Soma Umenye

The objective of Soma Umenye is to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda by the end of Grade 3. Specifically, Soma Umenye will target all children in Grades 1-3 attending public and government-aided schools nationwide and ensure that at least 70 percent of students are able to read grade-level text with fluency and comprehension by the end of Grade 3.

Implementation Timeframe
July 20, 2016 - July 19, 2021
Primary Implementing Organization: 
Chemonics International Inc.
Sub Implementer: 
Cambridge Education
Human Network International
Never Again Rwanda
Room to Read
Evans and Associates Educational Consulting Ltd.
EdIntersect LLC
East Africa Research and Data Analysis
Funding Organization: 
Reading Curriculum Development
Teaching and Learning Materials Development/Provision
Teacher Coaching
Textbook Development
School Management
Reading Assessment
Parent Teacher Association/Community Training
Total Number of Students Targeted: