Students Prove They can Drive Rwanda's Economy

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Students Prove They can Drive Rwanda's Economy

This May students from across Rwanda came to Kigali to compete at Educate!’s first National Student Business Club Competition! Students from 11 schools showcased their innovative, eco-friendly, and impactful business products — all designed while still in secondary school.

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Enhancing Teacher Quality at Scale: Educate!'s top 5 lessons learned

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Enhancing Teacher Quality at Scale: Educate!'s top 5 lessons learned

Educate! was featured in a new study from The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE). The study highlighted Educate!'s experience enhancing teacher quality at scale and detailed a variety of practical lessons on how to design, implement, and scale efforts to train, motivate, and support teachers.

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Improving Teacher Quality at Scale: 10 Tips from Practitioners

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Improving Teacher Quality at Scale: 10 Tips from Practitioners

The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE) recently released a brief offering 10 Tips for Improving Teacher Quality at Scale. PSIPSE drew on important insights from Educate! as well as seven other non-governmental organizations working to sharpen teachers’ pedagogical skills.

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Creating a Gender Equity Strategy

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Creating a Gender Equity Strategy

It’s no secret: Girls around the world face unique and greater barriers to success after school as entrepreneurs, in the workforce, and as leaders in their communities.


Last International Women’s Day, we shared the ways we’ve been working to build an expertise in gender, describing how we embarked on a research opportunity to maintain and build up gender justice as a priority across our organization as we scale. Over the past year, we focused on taking what we learned one step further, implementing a comprehensive gender justice strategy across our all of our key stakeholders: students, teachers, government officials, and staff members.

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Fulfilling the Promise of Quality Education for Girls

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Fulfilling the Promise of Quality Education for Girls

While significant progress has been made for girls’ education around the world, our partner and friend Dana Schmidt of Echidna Giving notes in the Stanford Social Innovation Review that efforts to unlock the full promise of young women through quality education continue to fall short. It’s not enough to focus on educating girls, we need to improve how we focus on them. In order to do so, we must critically examine conventional wisdom about education for girls and abandon common approaches that have failed to produce real progress.

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The Future of Work: The Informal Economy and Youth Entrepreneurship

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The Future of Work: The Informal Economy and Youth Entrepreneurship

Currently, 90% of African youth are projected to work in the informal sector. While previously many advocated to transition youth from informal contexts to formal jobs, Making Cents International’s recent Global Youth Economic Opportunities (GYEO) Summit revealed a shift in thinking that closely aligns with our belief in creating a grassroots movement of young leaders and entrepreneurs to drive sustainable development.

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Unlocking his Dreams

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Unlocking his Dreams

Standing in front of his new shop, Francis is glowing. He has just achieved two of his life goals in quick succession. He was accepted to Kyambogo University to study social sciences—a dream he’s had since childhood. Then, as a top Educate! graduate, Francis was recruited to become a Mentor, a role that lets him support 120 other youth to achieve their own dreams.

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Educate!'s Work in Rwanda Profiled by World Bank and Solutions for Youth Unemployment

Educate!’s work in Rwanda is one of 19 innovative projects profiled in a new publication by Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE). The report highlights Educate!’s model in Rwanda for supporting young entrepreneurs to generate socially responsible business ideas that factor in their community’s needs and opportunities. As a high-potential project, Educate!’s experience and proven impact can be used to influence the design of second generation projects.

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