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.

The Complementary Basic Education (CBE) Project

Complementary Basic Education (CBE) is a Malawi Government programme which aims to provide educational opportunities for out-of-school children between the ages of 9 and 14. CBE is an accelerated learning programme with an emphasis on literacy and numeracy, healthy living, citizenship, livelihoods and agriculture, and the environment. Link Malawi runs 120 CBE Centres in Dedza district.

Supporting School Improvement in Malawi (SSIM)

The Supporting School Improvement in Malawi (SSIM) project has enabled stakeholders at school, district and central levels of the education system to understand how their schools are performing and has empowered them to plan effectively for school improvement. As a result of this project 105,746 girls and 107,520 boys in Dedza are attending schools with more informed teachers and school governing bodies, more supportive and empowered communities, and better trained Primary Education Advisors.

Girls' Education Challenge Fund

Link Community Development’s vision is a poverty-free Ethiopia, in which girls and boys have equal access to quality education and can develop their potential for better life opportunities. Our purpose is to inspire innovations in education policy based on detailed evidence-based grassroots experience. Since 2007, LCD Ethiopia has been working in the Wolaita Zone of the Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Regional State supporting the School Improvement Program component of the General Education Quality Improvement Package.

School Management

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School Capacity Building: Training for teachers and headteachers on school leadership, financial management, teaching literacy, and many other topics to make schools more effective. Further support for needs identified by schools – from building latrines to mentoring groups - is provided through our School Development Projects.


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