Link Community Development

Improving the quality of education in Africa

Programme Information

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We provide a range of targeted programmes to address the issues identified via our school monitoring and support process: Find out more about our School Performance Review process in our Virtual School.

Passport to Education

Launched in September 2012, this new and exciting campaign replaces our current Link Schools Programme and engages with schools via new platforms and projects. Our priority is to deliver a sustainable, high quality Development Education programme which offers real value to schools while enabling them to take action to improve education in Africa.


For more information on Passport to Education please click here

Tackling Education Needs Inclusively

TENI (Tackling Education Needs Inclusively)  which is mainly funded by Comic Relief UK, seeks to achieve systemic change in basic education by improving retention, transition, completion and quality of basic education for disadvantaged children, particularly girls and children with disability. The key strategy is to work with schools, communities and District Assemblies.

Schools for IDP Resettlement in Katakwi (SIRK)

Katakwi School Garden

& Supporting Resettlement through Education (SRE)

The overall objective of SIRK and SRE was to contribute to the resettlement of an estimated 49,500 Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Katakwi District in Eastern Uganda. The focus was on 3 sub-counties (Ongongoja, Ngariam and Magoro) and 27 primary schools. SIRK/SRE’s strategy assumed that access to quality education will support resettlement if:

  • Schools provide a place of care and safety that helps heal the trauma of conflict upon children and the community
  • Schools are recognised as promoting opportunity for children and prosperity of the community
  • Schools become centres of community activities promoting social cohesion

Research on Gender Policy and Girls' Education

With funding from Comic Relief, Link undertook action research on girls’ education in Malawi. We are investigated existing gender-based education policy, the structures in place to disseminate and implement such policy, what data is being collected on gender at national and district levels, how this is being used, and the gender-specific barriers which currently impact on girls’ participation and engagement in education in Dedza.


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