The Power of Partnership
A few weeks back, A Partner in Education and The Wellspring Foundation for Education had the pleasure of hosting the first Policy Dialogue, as part of our work in the Education Commission’s Innovative Pedagogies Project in Rwanda, funded by LEGO Foundation.
During the first event, together we welcomed 41 participants from across the education sector—including guests from the Ministry of Education and Rwanda Basic Education Board, local NGOs, school leaders, and teachers.
Participants walked through the Education Commission’s Inclusive, Engaging and Adaptive Pedagogy Framework and Rubric, and reflected on the implementation of these teaching practices within schools—of course, with methodologies and activities that are inclusive, engaging, and adaptive like using wooden building blocks!
When reflecting on the event, Noella, from Save the Children Rwanda, shared that the most exciting part was “sit[ting] together with other different development partners with the passion for increasing the learning outcomes of the children.”
The event was a robust time of coming together to share diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences when exploring IEA pedagogies. Although participants came from different spheres in Rwanda’s education system, one thing was clear: they are all dedicated to ensuring that the students of their country access an education that is inclusive, engaging, and adaptive.
As leaders in RENCP and NINGO, A Partner in Education and The Wellspring Foundation value collaborating and partnership, and know that working together gives a deeper understanding and can inspire greater awareness and action.
Like the Kinyarwanda phrase “Turi Kumwe” connotes, the practice of togetherness and partnership is a powerful tool in seeing every child engaged and included in their education in meaningful ways. This Policy Dialogue is only the beginning! We can’t wait to keep working together to see schools across the globe adopt inclusive, engaging, adaptive, and playful pedagogies.