At Education Development Trust, we improve school systems at scale and provide empowering employability and careers services to young people and adults. We own and manage a portfolio of schools and, as a not-for-profit, we invest annually in our programme of education research that informs policymaking around the world as well as our own work. What we do affects how teachers teach, leaders lead and students learn and we help to improve the life chances for all.
Our fourth Annual Impact Report reveals phenomenal growth in the reach and impact of our programmes to improve education across the world.
The modern labour market can be a challenging, competitive and complex place for young people to navigate. There are approximately 73 million unemployed youth globally (ILO.org). The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimated the share of youth aged 15-24 not in employment, education or training (NEET) in 2020 to be at 23% globally and at 33% in Southern Africa, 31% in MENA and 11% in European Union member states (ILOSTAT). Successful engagement of young people in the labour market is essential for their own personal livelihoods and wellbeing and for social and economic change.
The UK Aid-funded Building Learning Foundations programme (BLF), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education in Rwanda, celebrated International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC), marking the event under the national theme, ‘My health, my dignity’.
Insights by Helen West and Rachael Fitzpatrick, members of the EDT research team are credited in the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s recent policy paper, ‘Addressing the climate, environment, and biodiversity crises in and through girls’ education’.
Education Development Trust has been re-accredited against the Merlin Standard, which supports the development, recognition and promotion of sustainable excellence, and positive partnership working within supply chains.
Globally, there are 70.8 million forcibly displaced persons. Among these are 25.9 million refugees, over half of whom are children. Effective teacher management is key to ensuring inclusive, equitable, quality education for these young people, and teachers constitute the most important factor affecting student learning. In crisis and displacement situations, the role of teachers is particularly significant: they are sometimes the only resource available to students. This report investigates teacher management in refugee contexts in Kenya, and is the third in a series of country reports. It contributes to a burgeoning body of evidence about teachers in refugee contexts and aims to provide policy guidance to support ministries of education.
We are recruiting for various roles across our teams - these are incredibly rewarding roles that mean being part of an organisation that will prize and nurture your talent. You will get opportunities in your career to grow and develop, drawing on your expertise and allowing it to flourish in an international organisation wholeheartedly committed to its mission.
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