Having witnessed the number of out of school children in rural communities in Tanzania, I have come to the understanding about the desperate need for accelerated learning. We have a number of tools, including mobile, that could and should be utilised to support learning at a distance, to ensure that those children and young people who happen to live too far away from a school , or live where barriers to easy walking (such as rivers, wild animals etc) can continue learning . Education needs to move towards children, not the reverse, as it it seems these learners are punished for their location for living. As children tend to suffer a lot of wasted time in school -it should not be difficult to accelerate learning in an efficient and cost effective way.
|Webcast on Accelerated Education
USAID ECCNUSAID ECCN, in partnership with the Inter-Agency Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG), hosted a webcast on June 9 featuring a first preview of the AEWG’s Accelerated Education pocket guide, featuring 10 key principles of Accelerated Education. Presenters covered the development, importance and potential application of the Accelerated Education pocket guide and an overview of the 10 principles to guide development and implementation of Accelerated Education programming.If you missed the webcast you can view the recording, access resources and participate in an ongoing discussion on the USAID ECCN website.