TaRL Talks: A TaRL Africa Webinar Series

Since 2019, TaRL Africa and its partners have embarked on a mission to enhance the foundational literacy and numeracy skills of children in Sub-Saharan Africa using the evidence-based Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) approach. In collaboration with governments and organisations, TaRL Africa has supported the design and scale-up of TaRL interventions in more than …

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The Inaugural TaRL Bootcamp Empowers Educators in Africa to Transform Foundational Learning on the Continent

In July, a group of educators from across Sub-Saharan Africa gathered for the very first in-person Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) Bootcamp. The bootcamp was organised to equip more organisations with the TaRL skills necessary to implement the approach. 30 participants from 18 organisations attended this bootcamp. These organisations work at the community level …

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Joining Global Conversations: A recap of TaRL Africa’s Participation in Events in 2023

In the dynamic landscape of global education innovation, events, conferences, and summits have become important platforms for fostering conversations and collaboration. From New York to the UK and beyond, our dedicated colleagues seized opportunities to attend insightful events, contributing to advocacy efforts and knowledge-sharing initiatives. This blog documents the events that TaRL Africa team members …

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Partner Highlights: Reflections on the TaRL intervention in Namibia

The TaRL Teacher Training Group. Credit: Meerkat Learning The Namibian government made a UN commitment to establish a national remediation program for every child who desperately needs it. Meerkat Learning is working towards ensuring that Namibia lives up to this commitment by delivering  life-changing literacy and numeracy remediation at a national scale. Meerkat Learning’s  vision …

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Championing Foundational Learning in Africa: Experiences from the ADEA High-Level Policy Dialogue Forum 2023

Ministers and representatives from 20 African countries pledged to prioritise foundational learning after the 2023 Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) High-Level Policy Dialogue Forum on Foundational Learning. The event was hosted by the Zambia Ministry of Education from October 31 to November 1, 2023, in Lusaka, and aimed to promote and …

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Research, Learning, and Innovation at TaRL Africa

In the latter half of 2023, TaRL Africa remained dedicated to advancing innovations in foundational literacy and numeracy. Over the past six months, we have continued to conduct and participate in a variety of exciting knowledge-generation activities across Sub-Saharan Africa. These include rigorously testing TaRL adaptations, strengthening program delivery in diverse contexts, exploring innovative ideas …

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Strengthening Technical Capacity on The Continent TaRL Training In Angola and Somaliland

Government officials on a study visit in Zambia during school visits. Photo: VVOB Zambia In the latter half of 2023, members of TaRL Africa’s central and country teams participated in several activities to build and strengthen the technical capacity of the TaRL approach across the continent. In particular, team members had the opportunity to interact …

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TaRL Africa Hosts a Webinar on The Innovative ‘Language Learning from Familiar to Formal’ (L2F2) Methodology

A learner reads the English Calendar Chart in Yobe, Nigeria Credit: Suleiman Mohammed Yobe State TaRL Coordinator, UNICEF Nigeria Speakers present on the L2F2 methodology and its adaptations across Anglophone contexts in Sub-Saharan Africa. Credit: TaRL Africa In several parts of the world, the language taught in schools differs from that spoken at home. Developed …

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Looking back, moving forward: Reflections from TaRL Africa’s Executive Director

A learner in Borno, Nigeria, participates in a maths activity. Credits: TaRL Africa Warm New Year’s greetings for 2024 to all our readers, staff and partners. As we kick off the new year, we reflect on the remarkable achievements of the past year in the field of education. The landscape is evolving, and the momentum …

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Opinion: Why foundational skills are vital to close the literacy gap

By reading this article, you’re demonstrating your ability to read. When you figure out how much your groceries cost, you’re using math. Words and numbers are all around: in newspapers, signs, advertisements, movie captions, contracts, and emails from colleagues. Yet literacy is under threat, and urgent action and funding is needed. Read more

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