ACCELERE! 1 Project
The Democratic Republic of Congo government has created a 10-year national education strategy with two goals: increasing children’s access to education and ensuring that all children master fundamental reading skills by the end of Grade 2. To support the country’s goals, the ACCELERE! 1 project (“accelerating” in French), funded jointly by USAID and the U.K. Department for International Development, works with students, teachers, school administrators, reading coaches, and community members across 26 subprovinces. Chemonics implements the largest component of ACCELERE! 1, which focuses on collaborating with education authorities and nongovernmental partners to increase the effectiveness of schools at the local level.