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USAID/Kenya: Inviting Local Organizations for Reading Champions Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 18, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on November 22, 2021
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The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) / Kenya and East Africa (KEA) is inviting eligible local organizations to submit concept notes outlining innovative evidence-based approaches for a pilot community after-school reading program providing reading remediation to help primary school students, starting with learners in grade 3, increase their English fluency.

Reading Champions will harness the skills, talent, and leadership of local youth-led organizations whose remediation and community development capacity will be developed to successfully support the needs of these students.

a) Reduce learners’ reading skills gaps through community-based interventions;
b) Build a culture of reading through community engagement;
c) Support community development through strengthening linkages between schools, communities, and homes to improve learning and student well-being.

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Eligible applicants:
1. Must be local actors in Kenya:
a) the entity is legally organized under the laws of Kenya;
b) the entity has its principal place of business or operations in Kenya;
c) the entity is majority owned and controlled by individuals who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of Kenya; and
d) the entity is managed by a governing body, the majority of whom are citizens or lawful permanent residents of Kenya.
2. Must have demonstrated expertise in early grade reading pedagogy in the Kenyan context.

US-based organizations are NOT eligible as prime awardees under this APS.

Closing Date for Applications: November 23, 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 18
Oct 18

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Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Oct 20
Oct 20

Thanks, Ana.