In early 2014, Link Community Development Ethiopia worked with partner agency Whizz Kids Workshop to develop local language Short films exploring the barriers girls face to attending and achieving in school. A group of girls from all the project target areas were selected to write the scripts and receive basic training in film production. The topics include domestic chores, early marriage, status of girls' education, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and menstruation. The footage was shot on site in schools located in rural Wolaita Zone of south-western Ethiopia.
We provide a range of targeted programmes to address the issues identified via our school monitoring and support process: Find out more about our School Performance Review process in our Virtual School.
The Uganda School Improvement Programme (USIP) provided a framework within which Link’s interventions were implemented over the period 2006-2010 in four districts of Masindi, Buliisa, Katakwi and Soroti which were identified as the districts facing the most challenges with primary education. The USIP approach was information-driven and used Ministry of Education and Sport’s information systems to identify priority areas for improvement at the school level. USIP followed a “whole district” approach rather than focusing on just a few schools.
Link was invited to support the implementation of the Universal Primary Education and administrative decentralisation policies in Uganda. The Masindi District Education Development Project was designed to develop and demonstrate processes which enhance the capacity of District managers, education officers, school inspectors and Headteachers to plan for and deliver school improvement in partnership with the local community.
& Kamwenge District School Improvement Project (KDSIP)
The focus of the Uganda Rwenzori Region Education Advancement Programme (UREAP) was to improve access to education and the quality of education for all primary pupils in Kamwenge and Kyenjojo Districts in the Rwenzori region of Uganda. This programme built on the success of the Kamwenge District School Improvement Project (KDSIP) in 2007 and 2008 which reached 60 schools in Kamwenge district. Through an integrated package of interventions, UREAP extended Link’s school improvement model not only to all schools in Kamwenge district and but also to all schools in the neighbouring Kyenjojo district (a total of 275 schools).
Link Community Development Uganda in partnership with UNITY Project of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Sport (MoESTS) implemented an intervention on “Strengthening of Systems in Education Information Management” in 22 districts under the UNITY project during the period 2010-2011. This intervention involved capacity development support to the 22 District Local Governments in two areas of education information management:
- Decentralised Education Management Information System (DEMIS)
- School Performance Review (SPR)
DEMIS and SPR were seen as complementary interventions that would enhance local management and the use of education information to improve performance of the primary education sector at district, sub-county and lower levels.