Final Report: Soma Umenye .

Project Report | December 10, 2021

The objective of USAID Soma Umenye was to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda.

Soma Umenye targeted all children in grades P1-P3 attending public and government-aided schools nationwide to ensure that at least 70 percent of these students could read grade-level text with fluency and comprehension. USAID Soma Umenye helped:

  • Create and distribute an essential core of Grade 1-3 teaching and learning materials
  • Provide professional development to Grade 1-3 teachers in evidence-based early grade reading instruction
  • Build the skills of school leaders to lead better and manage early grade reading achievement
  • Support the Government of Rwanda (GOR) to develop a comprehensive assessment system
  • Promote improved gender-responsiveness, inclusive education, and ICT-enabled solution