Education

Project Date: 2012-2017

As a subcontractor to Education Development Center, EnCompass worked to improve the evidence base for community school-based education in Zambia in order to ultimately improve early grade literacy. EnCompass built evaluation and research capacity of Zambian institutions, including the Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education, Examinations Council of Zambia and institutions of higher learning, conducts evaluation and research, and provides technical expertise. EnCompass implemented baseline, midline, endline and two performance evaluations, and conducted case study research.

Time to Learn’s Case Study Series provides insight into best practices in education with an emphasis on community schools. Designed for policymakers and program implementers,...

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Project Date: 2015-2017

Through the ADVANTAGE IDIQ, EnCompass was engaged by USAID to design a course on how to integrate GBV into USAID programming activities. The course, Integrating Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response across Sectors, is a blended program that engages participants at intervals over a 4-month period. The training includes virtual and face-to-face components, as well as practicum activities and a mentoring program. Various modules address GBV integration into programming in agriculture, conflict-affected environments, health, education, energy and infrastructure and rule of law.  Program participants form a community of practice to provide ongoing support.  EnCompass trainers deliver the course in Missions around the...

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Project Date: 2014-2015

EnCompass and ADVANTAGE consortia partner Cardno designed and wrote two sector-specific GBV Resource Guides for USAID staff: one focused on the Education sector, including school-related GBV; and, the other focused on the Energy and Infrastructure sector. You can access and download the Resource Guides here:

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Project Date: 2013

Under subcontract to Business Community Synergies, EnCompass designed and facilitated a five-day training course for USAID Education Sector staff in effectively implementing new USAID policies and a new program design cycle.  Sessions were interactive and included a simulation, small group strategy huddles, best practice case studies, and an appreciative exploration of participants’ own experiences.  The community of practice that followed the course included targeted virtual sessions, as well as custom-design performance support tools.

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Project Date: 2012-2013

EnCompass and its partner, Georgetown University’s Center for Intercultural Education and Development (GU-CIED), supported USAID/Mexico's scholarship program for Master's degree students in education, peace, and natural resources. The students were placed in universities in Mexico and the United States. The EnCompass team ensured that students successfully completed their degree programs and re-entered their local communities in order to share their new skills and perspectives with their colleagues.

Project Date: 2010-2012

EnCompass supported a key UN organization by facilitating meetings and events and conducting training of trainers. EnCompass facilitators provided design and delivery support to enable successful and effective meetings. The aim of this work was to help groups of staff and stakeholders work together to solve problems, discuss issues, plan and implement activities, build teams, make decisions, and manage change EnCompass designed and delivered five-day training of trainers workshops for program staff.

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Project Date: 2008-2010

EnCompass provided technical assistance to the Government of Botswana’s Ministry of Education and Skills Development to support the implementation of a curriculum to build life skills for school-going youth. The curriculum, Living Skills for Life: Botswana’s Window of Hope, is part of a major HIV prevention effort that targets every primary and secondary school student in the country.

EnCompass led the design and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system for the project, supported teacher training and development of materials, and conducted an implementation evaluation. EnCompass led experiential workshops focused on strategic planning and participatory development of an M&E framework, and provided ongoing coaching and technical assistance to build...

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Project Date: 2010

EnCompass worked with NEA to develop a curriculum on social justice for use by its cadre of trainers. Using content provided by social justice experts, EnCompass developed modules for one-hour, two-hour, or four-hour training sessions. The modules contain a mixture of lecturettes, guided activities, group discussion, and feedback opportunities. The program is designed to give NEA members the skills to identify forms of social oppression in public education and motivate them to engage in social justice activities that will create a more just environment for students and educators.

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