# of Nkondo Primary School students who passed their National Promotional Exams between 2006 and 2010, allowing progress to Secondary School: 0
# of Nkondo Primary School students who passed between 2011 and 2013, following enrollment in NEP: 58
# of Nkondo Primary School students who passed in 2014: 63 of 75
with two entering "excellent secondary schools" outside of the sector. This makes Nkondo I the "best performing secondary school in the sector" due to the hard work of the NEP staff, and supporters like you!
Something is working, and we can reach our goal -- # of Nkondo Primary School students to pass from 2015 and beyond: ALL!
The Nkondo Enrichment Program was started in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda in 2011 when Rwinkwavu Hospital doctors came together with Partners In Health staff to address the dire gaps in primary school achievement in this rural, agrarian community.
Over the past 3 years, we have transformed Nkondo students' and teachers' lives. Help us sustain and grow the program!
The Nkondo Enrichment Program provides academic support to Primary 5 and Primary 6 students. It does so by harnessing the knowledge and energy of Rwinkwavu Hospital and community volunteers, and by training Nkondo Primary School teachers in child-centered methodologies.
- provide weekly academic support to 200 Primary 5 & 6 students in key academic areas tested on the grade 6 promotional exams: English, math, science, social studies and IT.
- provide capacity building for targeted Nkondo Primary School teachers by conducting workshops on lesson planning, curriculum design, and course material preparation.
- engage and develop relationships with parents to encourage their active participation in their children's learning. We also link them to literacy courses in the community.
- provide scholarships to secondary school students who have excelled in the program and passed their exams but are unable to enter secondary school due to financial constraints.
Evariste and Eric, two Nkondo Enrichment Program students, practice reading together.
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About Celia Reddick:
Celia Reddick is the Founder and Director of the Nkondo Enrichment Program. She worked as the Partners In Health Curriculum & Training Specialist in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda from 2[phone redacted], during which time she developed the NEP. She is currently a masters student in International Education Policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
About Jean Marie Habimana:
Jean Marie Habimana is the ICT Program Coordinator at Ready for Reading and the Nkondo Enrichment Program Manager. He is an advanced diploma holder in ICT and has a passion for education and social justice. “I love working with kids and learn a lot from them. In my two years of working in rural education programs, I have seen a great need to improve literacy and English language skills as the key to good performance among primary school students "
Note: All money donated will go directly to program activities, which take place in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda. The location in Boston, MA is solely for fundraising purposes.
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