Luminos in The Gambia

The Gambia, a country located on the coast of West Africa, is home to over 70,000 out-of-school children of primary school age.

Since 2021, Luminos has partnered with The Gambian government to provide advisory services and develop a new accelerated learning curriculum for out-of-school children. The curriculum is being piloted in 20 classrooms during the 2022/23 school year.

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 primary school accelerated learning curriculum for the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) from October 2021 to August 2022.

A new pilot developed by Luminos in partnership with MoBSE will allow us to evaluate the impact of the curriculum and further refine it before rolling out the curriculum to more out-of-school children across The Gambia. This pilot 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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