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Teachers Leading a Movement for Skills-Based Education in Africa

With over 10 countries in Africa actively engaged in education reforms, it’s clear that there is an international movement calling for a transformation of traditional education. This movement emphasizes the need to move away from lecture and rote memorization and toward practical, student-centered, and skills-based education methods that lead to better educational and life outcomes for youth.

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Classrooms transforming across Rwanda

Agnes is a Dean of Students in the eastern district of Bugesera in Rwanda and it is her job to ensure that the teachers in her school are providing the best instruction possible to their students. Yet it was only just recently that she learned how Skills Labs can really help her teachers shine.

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Students Showcase Innovative, Sustainable Enterprises at National Student Business Club Competition

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Students Showcase Innovative, Sustainable Enterprises at National Student Business Club Competition

Can you imagine an episode of Shark Tank where all the competitors are Ugandan youth with innovative social enterprises? If you can, then you’re picturing Educate!’s annual National Student Business Club Competition. 

National Competition brings together the top Student Business Clubs from Educate! partner schools across Uganda to showcase their products and compete for awards in categories like sustainability, financial management, and innovation. 

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Building an Expertise in Gender

Today marks International Women’s Day, when women and men across the globe come together to celebrate women’s achievements and to advocate for continued opportunity.

At Educate!, we believe opportunity is only possible when youth have access to an education that prepares them for life after graduation. This basic right is one that alludes tens of millions youth around the globe and is a particularly significant challenge for girls.

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Educate! on Al Jazeera English

Educate! will be featured in Al Jazeera English’s televised documentary series, Rebel Education, as one of six institutions across that globe that is breaking the mold and creating a radically new vision for 21st century education. Our episode is airing on the 23rd of January.

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Uniting Education Leaders for Africa-wide Change

Educate! partnered with Uganda’s National Curriculum Development Center (NCDC) and the Ugandan Ministry of Education and Sport (MoES) to host our 2nd Annual Global Conference. The theme of this year’s event was “Experience the Reform: Skills Based Education for Sustainable Development”. 

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Educate!'s Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action

We're proud to announce that Educate! has been recognized at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting.  

Our new commitment affirms our intention to continue scaling our proven experienced-based education model to 550 schools and more than 190,000 students in Uganda by the end of 2018, while also preparing to expand to an additional African country in 2019.  This new Commitment aligns with our Vision for 2024 to impact one million youth annually across Sub-Saharan Africa, empowering them with the skills they need to solve poverty for themselves and their communities.

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Bill Gates Mentions Educate! in Speech at Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

We're honored to share that Educate! was cited by Bill Gates in his speech for the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in South Africa.

In his moving speech Mr. Gates said:  "A good education is the best lever we have for giving every young person a chance to make the most of their lives. In Africa, as in the U.S., we need new thinking and new educational tools to make sure that a high-quality education is available to every single child. In Uganda, young innovators at an NGO called Educate! are helping high schools prepare young people for the workplace by teaching students how to start their own business."

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The Brookings Institution Publishes In-depth Educate! Case Study

Recently released as a continuation of the Millions Learning project, the new Millions Learning case studies provide an in-depth look at 12 of the programs and policies explored in the report. Educate!'s case study highlights the most important lessons learned from the Brookings Institution's exploration of our organization. Specifically, Educate! is noted for our strategy of designing for massive scale from the start, our deep commitment to rigorous monitoring and evaluation, and our high-level partnerships with Ministries of Education to reform entire education systems. 

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Scaling So Millions Learn: Educate! Highlighted in New Brookings Report

Educate! is featured in a new industry-defining report from the Brookings Center for Universal EducationMillions Learning seeks to understand the crucial factors driving major improvements in educational outcomes around the world, distilling lessons learned from case studies of Educate!, Pratham, Room to Read, Sesame Workshop, and other leading organizations. The Millions Learning project specifically focuses on education innovations that can be implemented efficiently, effectively, and sustainably on a large scale. Out of over 100 potential cases, Educate! was chosen as one of only 14 solutions to become a detailed case study for the Millions Learning report.

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Educate! Launches in Rwanda

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Educate! Launches in Rwanda

Educate! is thrilled to announce a monumental opportunity to reach more youth than ever before. This year we are launching in our second country: Rwanda. Through our education reform efforts, we will impact the education of every secondary student across the nation-- that’s 215,000 youth annually. This expansion is a major milestone toward sustainably impacting youth livelihoods through education systems change.

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