Twige Neza Dutsinde (2017 To-date)
This initiative aims to improve access to remedial learning support services for underperforming students. Imbuto Foundation, collaborating with United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the Ministry of Education, have established learning clubs in 50 primary schools across 10 districts: Nyagatare, Ngoma, Kirehe, Rulindo, Gakenke, Nyabihu, Ngororero, Huye, Nyamagabe and Rusizi.
Twige Neza Dutsinde engages struggling learners at the upper primary level who are at risk for dropping out. It aims to improve both their learning outcomes (literacy and numeracy), as well as their attitudes and practices towards gender and the empowerment of girls.
This initiative has been successful in meeting its programme objectives, with reports of students performing better academically, being more respectful of diversity, more enthusiastic about school and learning and developing strong group working skills. The initiative works with the families of its beneficiaries, whose support is essential in instilling positive values, such as politeness and respect in the classroom, cleanliness and punctuality.
Through this project:
• 2000 struggling learners have been paired with teacher-mentors, to assist them with a remedial learning programme,
• Learning clubs for struggling learners have been established in 50 schools,
• 100 teacher mentors were trained on delivering special learning sessions for struggling learners.