Part of USAID/Zambia’s education portfolio, the Time to Learn (TTL) project is a 5-year (2012-2017), USAID-funded project that collaborates with the Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training, and Early Education (MESVTEE). The project seeks to improve reading among 500,000 primary grade learners by 2017 in all community schools in six of Zambia’s 10 provinces and increase equitable education services for orphans and vulnerable children in secondary schools in these provinces.
It is anticipated that by 2016, as a result of TTL’s interventions, community school teachers in TTL-supported schools will have improved skills in reading instruction; community school learners will achieve higher scores on standardized reading tests; communities will advocate more effectively for high-quality reading instruction and social services and support; and the MESVTEE will be better positioned to manage the quality of instruction in community schools.
This performance review examined the following activities related to the functioning of community schools:
- Literacy Instruction Training Cascade for Teachers
- Parent Community School Committee Management and Capacity Building
- Enhanced MESVTEE Monitoring of and Support to Community Schools
- Development and dissemination of teaching and learning material