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Kikulu Foundation Partners with ConnecTeach for Teacher Development in Uganda

Posted on February 25, 2016 at 4:40 PM

An effective teacher means students will receive a higher quality of education. With 250 million children of primary school age lacking basic reading, writing, and math skills, it is important to invest in quality teacher training, especially in the developing world. 

In the world’s poorest and most fragile communities where teachers need the very best professional development, they often receive either no professional development or it is of low quality or limited duration.  At the end of March 2016, The Kikulu Foundation will join forces with ConnecTeach and our local partner teacher training college in Uganda to embark on a multi-year Teacher Development Initiative that will focus on professional development for up to 300 teacher trainees in rural Uganda. As these trainees become teachers, and go out into school across rural Uganda, their learnings will have the opportunity to impact hundreds and hundreds of students across the country. 

Our Approach - A Snapshot*


  • An exploratory research and observation trip took place in the fall of 2014 to assess partnership opportunity and capacity 
  • Assessment of 2014 exploratory trip to identify strategy and areas of teacher training focus
  • Partner development of training program and materials
  • Multi-year collaborative training approach that helps provide teachers with interactive methodology through on-going coaching and in-country workshops
  • Track teacher trainee learning objective indicators that research shows leads to predicting teacher effectiveness and retention


*All aspects of training focus for this partner community was thoughtfully orchestrated and designed in partnership with constant input from our local Ugandan partner. 

We are excited to announce the launch of this Teacher Development Iniative in partnership with ConnecTeach and our local Ugandan partner. To follow the launch of the Teacher Development Initiative, journey along online:

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About ConnecTeach

ConnecTeach is a non-profit organization leading the movement for universal quality education is an organization founded by teachers, supported by teachers, to address the needs of teachers. Their deep understanding of education both in practice and theory gives them great flexibility in the delivery of services and programs to meet the needs of partner schools and organizations. Visit their website. 

Categories: Uganda, Kikulu Updates, Education