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Autonomous Learning for Supplemental Education in Tanzania

NYARUGUSU REFUGEE CAMP

Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Kigoma, Tanzania has over 150,000 refugees

Working with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), we are providing tablet-based instruction to children in under-resourced and emergency constrained environments.

MAKERE HOST COMMUNITY IN KIGOMA

In December 2017 Tanzania hosted 358,520 persons of concern, most hosted in the Kigoma region

Working with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), we are providing tablet-based instruction to children in under-resourced and emergency refugee settings.

HOME-BASED IMPLEMENTATION

Since COVID-19, more children than ever around the world are out-of-school. In Tanzania, those who have returned to school are attending longer school days to make up for time lost, without additional support.

Working with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), we are helping to deliver an at-home learning solution to children in Tanzania who were affected by school closures due to COVID-19.

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NYARUGUSU REFUGEE CAMP

Serving children through a center-based supplemental learning program designed for grades 1, 2, and 3.

  • Location: Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Kigoma, Tanzania
  • Curriculum and Language of Instruction: Math and Literacy (in French)
  • Research Focus: How much additional learning in literacy and numeracy do children gain through the program? What is the cost-effectiveness of the intervention?
  • Type of Study: Implementation study followed by an efficacy RCT and cost-effectiveness study.
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MAKERE HOST COMMUNITY

Serving children through a center-based supplemental learning program designed for grades 1, 2, and 3.

  • Location: Kigoma, Tanzania
  • Curriculum and Language of Instruction: Math and Literacy (in Swahilii)
  • Research Focus: How much additional learning in literacy and numeracy do children gain through the program? What is the cost-effectiveness of the intervention?
  • Type of Study: Implementation study followed by an efficacy RCT and cost-effectiveness study.
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HOME-BASED IMPLEMENTATION

Serving households with children affected by school closures due to COVID-19 in the Kigoma district of Tanzania.

  • Location: Kigoma, Tanzania
  • Curriculum and Language of Instruction: Math and Literacy (in Swahili)
  • Research Focus: To understand how adaptive learning software can be implemented to support learning for last-mile learners affected by COVID-19 school closures.
  • Type of Study: Behavioral and implementation study
State of Education in TANZANIA

Over 80,000 children and youth in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp face a myriad of barriers to learning.

Refugees and displaced persons are disproportionately affected by the world’s learning crisis due to barriers such as overcrowded classrooms, lack of qualified teachers, and limited to no educational materials. For example, in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, there is a 1:165 teacher to student ratio. For the Congolese, 45% of girls and boys are in pre-primary, 98% attend primary school and only 60% attend secondary school.

Total number of school-aged children in Nyarugusu: 145,000+

Percent of children enrolled in school: 56%

Impact

Over the course of our 20-month project in Tanzania, we plan to reach over 1800 children in partnership with the International Rescue Committee. This research will build important evidence for scaling this learning model to thousands more children in need in emergency and host context.

Our Tanzania Site Partners

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Bangladesh Tanzania
Implementation Research
onebillion
Malawi Tanzania
Software
Enuma
Bangladesh Tanzania
Software