Zizi Afrique: Keeping the vision – sharpening the focus!

By John Mugo and Samuel Otieno Zizi Afrique Foundation has existed as an independent organization since August 2018. The initial years sought to establish the foundations for impact-at-scale, exploring mainly the prospects for competency-building in areas of foundational literacy and numeracy (early transition) and technical and vocational training (late transition). In late 2019, the development […]

How TVET can unlock the potential of out of school female youths: A tale of two sisters! By Renaldah Mboje

Despite the sweltering sunshine in Vitengeni, Kilifi County, crowds gathered in their numbers to pick a cue from the vocational training enrolment campaign dubbed, #FormNiTVET[1], Skills for Life. Two ladies stood out like a sore thumb in the crowd that had perched on Vitengeni Vocational Training Centre (VTC) grounds. The duo was clad in khanga[2] […]

Literacy, My Usher By Agatha Kimani

One sunny Sunday morning, in mid-August this year, the charm of St. Peters Anglican Church in Mariakani, lured me to join the flock, in worship. The 300-seater sanctuary is anchored on sturdy stone and sheltered under some resilient iron sheets, that have dared the coastal elements for decades. Located 38km from the bustling Mombasa city, […]

The Village in My Village By Agatha Kimani

After a series of life skills training sessions in Bitonge, Bungoma County, I dared a one-hour walk to the border villages of Sirisia Sub-County, to check on the footprints of My Village project Volunteers. Church gathers locals in their ages. It is a hallowed crowd, one of the very few that allows elders to mingle […]

Assessing 21st Century Skills in Africa: High Aspirations, Blurry Strategies! By Akongo Rose Stella

The 39th Association of Educational Assessments in Africa (AEAA) conference last week (21st to 25th August, 2023) in Nairobi endorsed the need to put the African Child at the center of learning and assessing learning outcomes. The Conference themed “Educational Assessment for Nurturing Every Learner’s Potential”, brought together more than 300 assessment experts from across […]