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kaMhinga Literacy Project South Africa

Metadata Updated: June 25, 2024

The overall aim of the USAID/SA basic education program is to improve primary grade reading outcomes by building teacher effectiveness and strengthening classroom and school management. This is being accomplished through support to innovative, local interventions that have a demonstrated capacity for scale-up. The main USAID/SA program is the School Capacity and Innovation Program (SCIP), which also leverages significant private sector resources, amplifying the impact of USAID’s investment in the South African education system. SCIP is co-funded by The ELMA Foundation and J.P. Morgan and designed in collaboration with the South African Department of Basic Education. SCIP supports local South African models or interventions that work directly with teachers and school management teams in innovative ways in order to improve their practice as instructional leaders and managers. SCIP is aligned to the USAID Global Education Strategy (2011–2015) which supports interventions to improve learning outcomes with a focus on primary grade reading as a measure of performance. In addition to seeking initiatives that demonstrate innovation and impact, sustainability and scalability are key components of the SCIP program.

The goal of the kaMhinga Literacy Project is to demonstrate that the combination of teacher training and community-based teacher support can sustainably achieve primary grade reading levels at a 60% learner literacy level. This will be done through activities aimed at developing the capacity of teachers.

Two assessments are reported per year: a baseline assessment completed in February and a final assessment completed in November. To date, a total of three assessments will be reported – Baseline February 2013, Final November 2013 and Baseline February 2014.

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Metadata Created Date September 17, 2021
Metadata Updated Date June 25, 2024

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Metadata Created Date September 17, 2021
Metadata Updated Date June 25, 2024
Data First Published 2020-01-22
Data Last Modified 2024-06-25
Category Basic Education
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