Luminos in The Gambia

The Gambia, a country located on the coast of West Africa, is home to over 89,000 out-of-school children of primary school age.

Luminos has partnered with The Gambian government to co-create and launch a new pilot program that is bringing transformative education to out-of-school children in The Gambia.

In 2022, Luminos invited The Gambia’s MoBSE to visit our programs in Liberia, where they had an opportunity to see the benefits of continuous training and feedback for teachers. Above, Luminos Associate Director of Programs, Emily Joof, shakes hands with a Luminos Liberia teacher after visiting his classroom with Mr. Momodou Jeng, Director of Curriculum Research Evaluation and Development Directorate at MoBSE and a key partner to Luminos.

Developing & Piloting a New Curriculum

At the request of The Gambian government, Luminos provided support to write a new accelerated learning curriculum with the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE).

The curriculum is being piloted in 20 classrooms during the 2022-23 school year and will allow us to evaluate the impact of the curriculum and further refine it before scaling our program to reach more out-of-school children across The Gambia.

This pilot program is a significant milestone towards achieving our vision where thousands of Gambian children catch up to grade level, reintegrate into government schools, and prepare for lifelong learning.

“Every child deserves to be given the opportunity to explore and realize their full potential through schooling. This is my conviction.”

Mr. Momodou Jeng, Director of Curriculum Research Evaluation and Development Directorate at MoBSE

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