Our researchers are working to strengthen education systems in East Africa in collaboration with Kenyatta University and Moi University in Kenya. The project title is Strengthening education systems in East Africa: mentoring for development in pre-primary and primary education (SEMESA)
The specific focus of this project is to establish mentoring for teacher development in pre-primary and primary education. Twelve school-based teacher mentors will be appointed and trained to mentor 48 pre-primary and primary educators in schools in two regions of Kenya.
The project is designed to positively impact five groups of beneficiaries:
- mentors and mentees working in the project schools
- the children taught by those mentees and mentors
- the participating Kenyan universities through informing their Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes and building research capacity
- the Kenyan Ministry of Education and donor communities through policy contributions to raising the quality of teacher education and development
- and the research community in providing a robust evidence-base for the development of teacher mentorship theory.
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) implements innovative, community-driven solutions to development challenges across four continents and has funded this project.
Visit the Aga Khan Foundation website for more information about their work.