Jonathan Lea-Howarth, Country Director Rwanda & Uganda, Right to Play
Email: [email protected]
Introduction to the project
Uganda, West Nile- Adjumani
2017 – present
The project started in 2017 for primary education and in 2019 for Early Childhood Development (ECD).
Strengthening Early Childhood Development Education in Northern Uganda- Adjumani district.
- Improved quality of ECD provision. This includes 70% of ECD teachers that demonstrate increased knowledge of play-based approaches to support ECD and 30 government officials supporting ECD teachers’ use of play-based approaches in line with the ECD curriculum.
- Increased school readiness for primary aged children. This includes 60% of pre-primary children in ECD centres with improved life skills, 60% of children transitioning from ECD to primary school, and an increase in children enrolling in primary school at the correct age.
- Increased access to ECD centres; 1,200 children with better access to ECD centres that provide positive and safe learning environments.
The project uses a wide variety of resources to reach the targeted outcomes:
- Play Based Learning methodology resource base (Approaches, Manuals for capacity building)
- Experienced personnel on ECD for enhancing Numeracy and Literacy Learning through play in pre-primary and primary schools
- Government and implementing partners’ networks and structures for lobbying, advocacy and coordination of the project activities.
- Ministry of Education and Sports
- Office of the prime minister
- Adjumani District Local Government
- School/ Centre Management committees and parents