One of the first countries to embrace USAID’s new reading-focused education policy in 2011, Rwanda is maintaining its momentum, advancing the literacy of at least 1 million children in the first through third grades.
Final Report: Soma Umenye .
Project Report | December 10, 2021
The objective of USAID Soma Umenye was to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda.
Soma Umenye targeted all children in grades P1-P3 attending public and government-aided schools nationwide to ensure that at least 70 percent of these students could read grade-level text with fluency and comprehension. USAID Soma Umenye helped:
- Create and distribute an essential core of Grade 1-3 teaching and learning materials
- Provide professional development to Grade 1-3 teachers in evidence-based early grade reading instruction
- Build the skills of school leaders to lead better and manage early grade reading achievement
- Support the Government of Rwanda (GOR) to develop a comprehensive assessment system
- Promote improved gender-responsiveness, inclusive education, and ICT-enabled solution
- Report Final Report - Soma Umenye