The Soma Umenye program, formerly known as Literacy Enhanced Across Rwanda Now (LEARN), aims to improve local language reading skills of children in the first three years of primary school. It is being implemented in all public and public-assisted primary schools in Rwanda in three phases.
Report highlights lessons from a study of the Teacher Incentive Fund.Read more
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Soma Umenye, Literacy Enhanced Across Rwanda Now
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helped raise the math and reading test scores of elementary students by 4 to 10 percentile points.