Education Out Loud: Addressing the Learning Crisis Through Systems Strengthening
The learning crisis in Southern Africa is worsening and it is rooted in ineffective educational systems occupied by under resourced and under informed system actors. Our Alliance aims to strengthen the voice and diversity of civil society actors – Rural Youth Collectives – in transnational spaces in order to strengthen vertical and horizontal collaboration strategies that will contribute to a more enabling environment to positively influence access, quality, and relevance of education systems. In this project adaptive learning plays a major role as we believe that evidence based learning and adaptation are critical to course-correct our approaches till we reach the desired outcomes.
This project aims to improve the ability of rural youth collectives in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe to participate effectively in transnational spaces in an effort to positively influence access, quality, and relevance of education systems for enhanced learning outcomes, particularly for marginalized groups.
Our approach involves facilitating advocacy efforts and problem-focused cycles of collaborative action and learning, which are designed to strengthen the capacity of local actors so that they can more effectively engage in transnational spaces where decisions about financing, policies and technical assistance are often made. This in turn will mean that those decisions will take better account of countries’ needs, improving the ability of actors at national level to address the learning crisis.