Working to improve learning outcomes in English and Mathematics for 4.2 million children in Rwanda
Strong Education Systems as a Foundation for quality development in Rwandan Schools

As part of strengthening and developing education systems required to foster quality education in schools, BLF is delivering in-depth workshop to support district education officials from all the 30 districts and 416 sectors in their respective districts and sectors until the end of March 2019. Sessions are aimed at encouraging education leaders in their efforts to promote better practices in data collection, management, analysis and use, resulting in improved and effective planning.

The workshops are tailored in way that educators are motivated to develop high-quality education systems and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) plans in keeping with the national outcomes of improving learning as articulated in the Education Strategic Plan and reiterated in District Development Plans. Participants include Vice Mayors in charge of social affairs, Districts Directors of Education, District Education Officers, and Sector Education Officers who are being receiving coaching on how to effectively provide support to low primary level (P1-P3) teaching and learning in English and Mathematics, with a particular emphasis on Special Education Needs (SEN).

Group of Education Leaders in Gisagara District sharing best practices in education systems strengthening


As the district education officer, I feel much grateful for the BLF training in how to improve education systems.  I earned a better perspective on how to practice data collection and how to properly analyze and interpret these data for better planning purpose. I look forward to integrating the learned practices in my daily work and I can’t wait to see real changes in how should support low grade teaching and learning in my District schools in order to foster quality education” Eric Gatore, Education Officer, Muhanga District


I learnt that having accurate and updated data helps in better decision making, better planning and the improvement in the monitoring, coordination, decision making, teaching practices and proper management of education issues” said Fiacre Mizero Haragirimana, Sector Education Officer of Jarama Sector in Ngoma District.

A group of Education Leaders in Nyarugenge District during a Data Analysis Session


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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