In 2018, Concern’s education programmes reached 735,458 children in 23 countries. Our aim is to help make lasting improvements in the lives of extremely poor people by implementing high quality, multi-dimensional education programmes.
Education is at the heart of development and is key to breaking the cycle of poverty,and improving health, nutrition, income and opportunities for all children. To achieve this,we focus on threeareas:
Worldwide, at least 250 million school-age children currently do not know the basics in literacy and mathematics. This poor level of literacy increases school drop-out and exam failure levels and prevents students from progressing to secondary education. It puts millions of children at adisadvantage for the rest of their lives. To help us accurately assess, improve and monitor literacy levels with the most vulnerable communities in the world, Concern usesa sector-leading EGRA tool. The tool is a series of short oral tests taken in the early grades of primary school. This allowsan assessment and a plan to address children’s learning needs to be developed at an early age. The process identifies gaps in knowledge, gathers robust data and monitors a child’s progress so that we can accurately evaluate the success of the programme over time.
£2 from the sale of every TEFL course in 2019/2020 will directly benefit Concern’s education programmes.
Click here to read how our education programmes are improving children’s lives in Niger.