Working to improve learning outcomes in English and Mathematics for 4.2 million children in Rwanda
Government schools to benefit from English and Mathematics Learning Materials

Rwanda’s Minister of State for Primary and Secondary Education Dr Isaac Munyakazi on Thursday officially launched an activity to distribute English pupil books and Mathematics Essential materials to all government and government aided schools across the Country.

The launch event was held at Groupe Scolaire Nduba, Gasabo District and attended by high level officials who include DFID Education Advisor and the British Council Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa.The delivery is part of the work being done by Building Learning Foundations, a programme of the Rwanda Education Board that aims to improve learning outcomes for children in English and Mathematics in Rwanda.

The State Minister and his entourage observed a P2 English class, met with teachers of Mathematics and English and the head teacher from the school, who have been participating in the Building Learning Foundations programme (BLF) since May last year, and have been studying using the BLF teachers’ toolkits to improve their English language skills and their classroom teaching of foundational English and mathematics.

“Today marks the official launch of the activity to distribute learning and teaching materials that will reinforce improved learning in English and Mathematics in all government and government-aided primary schools,” said the State Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Isaac Munyakazi.

“On behalf of the Government of Rwanda, I would like to thank BLF our partners that endeavour to improve learning outcomes by boosting the quality of English and Mathematics at lower primary level and strengthening leadership for learning”.

Mettalic boxes with essential mathematics materials in a warehouse

Building Learning Foundations will deliver to every government and government aided school in Rwanda English pupil activity books, and a set of Mathematics essential classroom materials.   The resources have been developed in collaboration with Rwanda Education Board (REB), and form part of the package of support from BLF, which is implemented by a consortium of UK not-for-profit organisations, Education Development Trust, British Council and VSO.

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The Building Learning Foundations Programme (BLF) is a programme of the Rwanda Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) and Rwanda Education Board (REB); it is funded by the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) as part of its Learning for all Programme in Rwanda.
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