Link Community Development

Improving the quality of education in Africa

Programme Information

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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.

Early Learning Enhancement Project

The Early Learning Enhancement Project (ELEP) aimed to improve the early learning outcomes for pupils in target primary schools in Western Uganda on the shores of Lake Albert. ELEP built on Link's existing work and four years of progress in Buliisa and three years in Hoima covering a total of 56 government primary schools. The Early Learning Enhancement Project further enhanced and advanced the educational performance of 4,795 early learning pupils (Buliisa: 2,528 and Hoima: 2,267).  

Complementary Basic Education

Link Ghana is the implementing partner for Complementary Basic Education in the Upper East Region. The Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service are receiving support from the UK Government through its Department for International Development (DFID) to implement the CBE programme to enrol 120,000 out-of-school children by 2015. The Complementary Basic Education (CBE) is a ground-breaking and accelerated approach that teaches disadvantaged children how to read, write and become numerate in a nine-month period. The CBE programme which is targeted at out-of-school children so they can eventually enter primary school at class 3 or 4.

Family Literacy Project

The Family Literacy Project aims to address the low literacy achievement of many primary school children and the lack of confidence of parents/community members in their ability to provide support to these children. The project operates in 60 schools and communities and aims to directly impact on 28,388 lower primary learners and a minimum of 56,776 parents through Reading Club, adult literacy classes and community reading fairs.

Malawi School Solar Network (MSSN)

The Malawi School Solar Network provided solar power, laptops with internet connection and IT training to 15 primary schools in the Dedza district of Malawi. Teachers at these isolated, rural schools used to spend hours travelling to deliver reports or access support from the District Education Office. Now up to date information is shared by email. Teachers use the internet to find teaching aids to improve the learning experience in their classrooms, and receive advice and professional development from their local Primary Education Advisor.

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