Updated Aug 14, 2020
Around the globe, there are 750 million adults who cannot read, write, or count; there are 250 million children who cannot decipher a single sentence. Among students in sub-Saharan Africa, millions are not acquiring functional literacy or numeracy. International assessments reveal that by the end of primary school, less than 30 percent of students achieve the threshold of minimal proficiency in reading or mathematics. One major reason is the pedagogical skills of teachers.
The Learning Toolkit Plus (LTK+) is a suite of evidence-based and evidence-proven bilingual (English, French) digital tools that scaffold the learning of essential competencies of boys and girls and promotes more effective instruction by teachers. By taking full advantage of the power of interactive multimedia, school children and teachers are carefully scaffolded in their learning in an especially engaging and effective fashion.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||1,000,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Senegal, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania|
|Recruit||Government and NGO partners, educators, trainers, and local ambassadors|
|New Feature||Further expand and refine the LTK+ for the widest range of curricular contexts and evidence-based teacher professional development at scale using online and blended learning.|
The Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance at Concordia University is an externally funded and internationally recognized educational research centre of excellence. Our team consists of both academics from across Canada and around the globe, professionals, administrative staff, and educators including a significant number in Kenya. We have more than a dozen international NGOs and Kenyan NGOs as well as partnerships with branches of Kenya’s Ministry of Education.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN