1. Strengthening Community Involvement

2. Advancing Quality of Learning...

  • Teacher training
  • Identification and implementation of promising practices
  • Investment in school facilities and learning resources
  • Ongoing student scholarships
  • Integrating technology in teaching and learning
These kids have a thirst to learn. They’re really hungry, they want to learn, and they want knowledge. Teachers need more training to understand the didactics of education so they can help provide this knowledge to the kids.
— Geoffrey Mutabazi, Former Primary Head at Green Hills Academy & President of REAP Rwanda

3. Growing Alternative Learning Opportunities...

  • Fill gaps in learning via non-teacher driven programs
  • Construction of library facility, donation of fully cataloged collection of books and publications
  • Improvement of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills by providing student access to a bank of fully functional laptops
  • Supporting visual, audio, and kinesthetic learning through multimedia
This is the only school that has a multimedia program in the district, even in the province.
— Eugene Nteziyaremye, REAP Literacy Director

4. Removing Obstacles to Participation...

  • Nutrition programs for nursery aged children, feeding programs for primary and secondary ages
  • Health and wellness programs for teenage girls
  • Sexual education
  • Leadership initiatives for secondary students
Since the start of the Girls’ Room in 2011, absences caused by menstruation have been drastically reduced. They don’t drop out due to pregnancies or marriages as much. We organized trainings for them, to help them talk through these issues. Now they are able to take care of themselves.
— Brigitte Mukanyandwi, Duha Secondary Instructor

5. Building Engagement...

  • Establish connections with teachers and the surrounding community to instruct elders and local leaders about the importance of education for their children and for themselves
  • Build relationships with parents to emphasize the importance of supplemental learning in the home environment
  • Promote female equity and empowerment
  • Increase opportunities for mentoring and vocational training for secondary students
Parents and teachers are educating students but at the same time, we are learning ourselves. This dynamic that REAP has created has allowed the Duha community to thrive.
— Sam Rwizgura, Duha Primary Instructor

6. Transforming School Leadership...

  • Analyze student data to develop more effective instruction
  • Train instructional leaders to have a larger impact across the school
  • Encourage a safe community where social and academic learning thrive
  • Support professional development through the sharing of promising practices among partner schools and organizations
  • Manage leadership teams to ensure quality functioning on a systemic level
One major push of ours is scheduling collaborative sessions for teachers to come in and co-teach with the REAP team. The more time they observe what I’m doing, the more time they co-teach with me, the more they’ll be familiar with and be confident in the material. These trainings help build leaders at the instructional level.
— Eugene Nteziyaremye, REAP Literacy Director