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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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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

Leveraging Community Volunteers to Tackle High Pupil-Teacher-Ratio in Nigerian Classrooms

In Nigeria, the issue of overcrowded classrooms has far-reaching consequences for both teachers and learners. The challenges of managing larger classrooms hinder effective teaching and learning. In this blog, Aisha Umar Adamu, the Kaduna State team lead, sheds light on how community volunteers are stepping up to assist teachers in tackling the high pupil-teacher ratio …

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My Summer Internship Experience at TaRL Africa

Eyner Gamarra Flores, currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration in International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School, offers insights into his internship at TaRL Africa in the Headquarters office in Nairobi, Kenya. I have always pursued involvement in the education sector by teaching reinforcement classes (Informal, complementary classes in university to reinforce concepts from …

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Enhancing Foundational Learning in Côte d’Ivoire through PEC: A Teacher’s Perspective

Foundational learning plays a pivotal role in shaping how children learn more complex subjects at higher levels, with passionate teachers driving this learning by creating engaging learning environments. One such dedicated educator is Miss Ahougo Gnolivié Edwige, who has been teaching at the Touadji 1B school in Meagui since 2015. She was involved in the …

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Côte d’Ivoire’s TaRL program integrated in the Government’s Primary Education Strategy

In response to the pressing learning crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, the Ministry of National Education and Literacy (MENA) is supporting various initiatives to promote primary education.  According to the Programme d’Analyse des Systèmes Éducatifs de la Confemen (PASEC 2019), Ivorian children finish primary school with significant gaps in French and Mathematics; 59.5 percent of children …

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Spotlight on Partners: Language Language from Familiar to Formal works: a personal reflection of a MEL practitioner

When I first learned about Language Learning from the Familiar to the Formal (L2F2), a Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) innovation, which utilizes the local language to help learners acquire literacy skills in the formal language, I had reservations. I questioned the use of the local language for teaching literacy. I wondered if it would …

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Inyang Udo-Umoren’s Journey as the Country Director of TaRL Africa in Nigeria

Inyang Udo-Umoren is the Country Director of TaRL Africa in Nigeria. What has your experience been so far working with TaRL Africa? I have been working with TaRL Africa since 2019, and it has been a huge learning journey for me. As the first recruited person from Nigeria, I have had the opportunity to build …

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