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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 emergency settings.

HOST COMMUNITY IN KIGOMA

The Kigoma Region has one of the lowest rates of enrollment in primary education in Tanzania.

Working with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) we are providing tablet-based instruction in four government schools in the region.

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NYARUGUSU REFUGEE CAMP

Serving children through a supplemental learning program designed for grades 1, 2, and 3 and offered during the 8-week break between school years.

  • Location: Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Kigoma, Tanzania
  • Curriculum and Language of Instruction: Math and Literacy (in Swahili)
  • 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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HOST COMMUNITY IN KIGOMA

Serving children through an after-school supplemental learning program in four primary schools and designed for grades 1, 2, and 3.

  • Location: Kigoma, Tanzania
  • Curriculum and Language of Instruction: Math and Literacy (in Swahili)
  • 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.
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 or 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 (results to be published 2023)

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 contexts.

Our Tanzania Site Partners

Enuma
Bangladesh Tanzania
Software
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Bangladesh Tanzania
Implementation Research
onebillion
Burkina Faso Ghana Liberia Malawi Sierra Leone Tanzania
Software