Millennium Villages

Learning Assessments Occurring at Millennium Village Pampaida, Nigeria

by |December 2nd, 2014

By: Adamu Bulama and Angelique Mahal Adamu Bulama is the Millennium Village Education Coordinator at MV Pampaida, Kaduna State, Nigeria Based on the UWEZO (www.uwezo.net) learning assessment model and framework, MV Pampaida began in May 2014 the process of developing, reviewing, and conducting literacy (in Hausa and English) and numeracy learning assessments for primary grades… read more

Workshop participants visit Mwandama to discuss with Community Education Workers (pictured above) their experiences in using this method to teaching literacy in their VLCs

Literacy focused workshop for MVP East Africa teams

by |October 1st, 2014

In late September, MVP education team members from New York, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya gathered for a workshop hosted by MVP Mwandama to share ideas and approaches to teaching children basic literacy. The workshop included local partner organizations also focusing on literacy in the Zomba Rural district, including representatives from Save the Children and… read more

The Potou Elementary School principal uses a specially adapted interactive whiteboard.

Highly Scalable Digital Learning for Potou Elementary School, Senegal

by |March 21st, 2014

Author: Jim Teicher, CEO & Director of CyberSmart Africa In partnership with the Millennium Villages Project in Potou, Senegal, CyberSmart Africa has developed an innovative, highly scalable digital learning solution for sub-Saharan Africa. The “21st Century School-in-a-Box” integrates a specially adapted interactive whiteboard (powered by a solar-charged battery), learning content, teacher training, and broadband access… read more

Teacher uses locally available materials to create learning materials for class, this keeps students interested

Creative Teaching Methods: Linking theory and practice

by |December 10th, 2013

The concept of “learner centered pedagogy” is embedded in education policies and theoretical jargon in teacher training colleges, but rarely reaches the pupils it is intended to help. The connection between theory and practice is often lost when teachers are forced to manage large classes in poor environments with a dearth of materials and the… read more

CHW Deborah Adjei measures the mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) of 7-month-old Abena Boadiwaah on a home visit in Takorasi, Bonsaaso Millennium Village. The MUAC measurement is an potential indicator of malnutrition - the green result indicates a healthy weight and size.

Perspectives from Women in Bonsaaso on Nutrition Interventions

by |November 19th, 2013

Written by: Uyen K Huynh & Meena Lee In Bonsaaso, Ghana, it is common practice to feed newborn babies water. Water in this district can be infected with rotavirus, which can cause dangerous bouts of diarrhea in newborns, exacerbating Bonsaaso’s malnutrition problem. Changing long-held beliefs – even beliefs that negatively impact community health – can… read more

Young religious students, often without schoolbooks, use tablets, or aloua to write and memorize Koranic verses.

Koranic Schools Pose a Challenge to Millennium Development Goal Two and the Definition of a Basic Education in Potou, Senegal

by |November 4th, 2013

Written By: Diptesh Paresh Soni While there are 54 public primary schools in the village cluster of Potou in Senegal, there are also around 60 private Koranic schools, or daaras. The popularity of the daaras poses significant difficulties for attaining universal basic education in the area: daaras do not teach French, the official language of… read more

Mayange A Primary School Compound

Education Initiatives at MVP Mayange, Rwanda

by |September 5th, 2013

Written with John Mugabo, MVP Rwanda Education Coordinator The Millennium Villages Project (MVP) at Mayange, Rwanda supports five primary schools and 89 teachers. This project supports students at Mayange A, Mayange B, Kamabuye, Mbyo and Muyenzi Primary Schools from level Primary One (first grade) to Primary Six (sixth grade) while also providing partner-supported supplementary services… read more