Unlocking the Power of “Super Levers” for Sustained Instructional Reform

Why do certain educational reforms endure and flourish while others fade away, or only take root in specific schools or with certain teachers? What does it truly require to maintain new teaching practices at large scale over the long haul?  In a concerted effort to answer these questions, earlier this year Chemonics spearheaded a collaboration…

Unlocking Resilience: The Journey of a Trauma-Informed Education in Northwest Syria

Psychological, emotional, cognitive, spiritual, and social wellbeing are deeply affected when communities and individuals are exposed to traumatic or distressing events. These feelings can be exacerbated when survivors are excluded from the decision-making processes that shape the response to issues that affect them, making them feel invisible and powerless. Chemonics UK drew from its experiences…

Incorporating a Trauma-Informed Approach in Primary Education Programming in Northwest Syria

Constant exposure to traumatic or distressing events can impact an entire community, as well as an individual’s psychological, emotional, cognitive, spiritual, and social wellbeing. This can be exacerbated when survivors are excluded from the decision-making processes regarding issues that affect them, making them feel invisible and powerless. Building on its experiences with fragile and conflict-affected…

Unlocking Literacy: Navigating Challenges in Early Reading

Literacy skills allow learners to seek information, explore the depths of subjects, and understand the world around them. However, foundational literacy is the human rights issue of our generation. This event featured the essential discussion about how the learning crisis post-COVID is being addressed internationally and nationally, and bridged the perceived gap between US-based literacy…

News: USAID and Chemonics Partner to Support Basic Education in East Africa

Chemonics, with a diverse consortium of partners, is proud to be one of five large-business implementing partners awarded as a holder of USAID’s Reading for East Africa’s Development (READ) indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. Through the READ IDIQ, Chemonics will provide technical assistance and services to increase access to high-quality basic education, as defined…

Improving Basic Education for Children in East Africa

USAID has made great strides in improving student learning outcomes in East Africa, particularly in primary school student reading skills. However, much work remains to be done, especially considering learning disruptions due to COVID-19. With the need to re-engage learners, it is critical to focus on early-grade reading for continued retention, success in future grades,…

Advancing Quality Inclusive Education for Children in Syria

Lily is a nine-year-old girl from northwest Syria who has Down’s syndrome. Like many other children with disabilities in northwest Syria, Lily missed out on her early school years due to a lack of accessible classrooms and trained teachers. This experience was exacerbated by conflict and instability which made even the most basic services hard…

Case Study: Climate Smart Agriculture

Youth entrepreneurship in the agricultural sector can provide direct career opportunities for young innovators while also promoting a cascade of positive economic outcomes for other young people along the agricultural value chain and reducing the carbon footprint of food production.