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Schooling for Learning in Africa: facing forward with VVOB
In their latest publication ‘Facing Forward: Schooling for Learning in Africa’, the World Bank and Agence Française de Développement identify ways forward to improve learning outcomes. VVOB shares its good practices from working in South Africa, DR Congo, Rwanda and Zambia.
From innovation to scale: Putting evidence at the centre
VVOB commits a big part of its efforts in its programming to research and is teaming with The Research Base to provide Ministry partners in Rwanda and Ecuador with evidence for decision-making.
Bridging initial and continued teacher training with UNESCO
In 2018, UNESCO partnered up with VVOB in Cambodia to improve how teachers teach maths. After reforms in preservice teacher training, the organisations now look to in-service teachers to diminish the gap between how student teachers, new teachers and experienced teachers teach maths.
#GirlsEdu: Blending gender and early childhood education
At the Brookings annual Girls Education Research and Policy Symposium in November, VVOB made a case for gender-responsive early childhood education and teased our upcoming toolkit for preschool teachers to put this pedagogy into practice.
VVOB joins Teacher Task Force Steering Committee
For the next 2 years, VVOB will be part of the Teacher Task Force’s Steering Committee, a responsibility VVOB is ready and proud to take up after more than two years of membership.
Children’s rights in times of the Learning Crisis
On 20 November, we celebrate the 29th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. But the road to fulfilling article 29 – on the right to quality education – is proving a long one, as VVOB General Director Sven Rooms explains.
Developing entrepreneurial mindsets in the DRC’s youth
Agriculture in the DR Congo presents ample business opportunities, but a lot remains to be done before we can expect the country’s youthful population to successfully exploit them. Quality entrepreneurship education in secondary agricultural schools is a possible effective path.