The rapid expansion of basic education in Rwanda has strained the delivery of quality education while increasing the demand for effective teachers. The shift to instruction in English has also resulted in an urgent need to improve the English-language proficiency of teachers. The Government of Rwanda is addressing these needs by providing English and pedagogical support to basic education teachers through a school-based mentoring initiative, called the Innovation for Education, the Mentoring Community of Practice (MCOP) project.
In collaboration with the Ministry of Education, FHI 360 uses technology to directly connect mentors with their peers and to a library of relevant and high-quality resources that will enable them to find and share strategies that promote effective teaching and learning. This project is funded by the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID).