This case study explores how Worldreader’s digital reading program, implemented by international and local partner nongovernmental organizations, provides children and their families in 53 countries access to culturally and linguistically relevant digital books.
Bridge International Academies: Delivering Quality Education at a Low Cost in Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda
This case study explores how Bridge International Academies, a for-profit education company founded in 2008, has developed an education model that leverages technology and scale to train and support underserved communities to deliver pre-primary (nursery and kindergarten) and primary school education. Bridge international Academies builds, staffs, and operates more than 450 low-cost private schools in marginalized communities in Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda.
In this video Jenny Robinson, Fellow with the Brookings Institution, Center for Universal Education, talks about how to address specific delivery challenges in order to scale quality learning for children and youth in low- and middle-income countries around the world.
In Kenya, access to education has been uneven. In the two decades after independence, the country made steady progress toward equal education opportunities. In the 1990s, this trend reversed significantly as the costs of education were largely pushed from the government to households. By the 2002 presidential elections, the opposition party ran on a platform of universal primary education, among other issues, and won the election. International donors, long absent because of poor governance and systemic corruption, reengaged in the education sector.
Young Entrepreneurs Bring Skills to Uganda’s Upper Secondary Classroom, Smoothing Workforce Entry and Raising Incomes
Uganda has the world’s youngest population, a free universal secondary education system, and low unemployment. Yet 68 percent of youths were unemployed in 2012, entrepreneurship training in secondary education was theoretical, and the transition from school to work lacked a formal structure.