Senegal team proceeds with the implementation of RAMAA

The action research on the measurement of learning outcomes of literacy programmes’ participants (RAMAA) project, initiated by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), aims to develop and use efficient tools and methods to measure the learning outcomes of young people and adults (15+) who have completed literacy programmes. This project is being run in five African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Morocco and Senegal.

From 12 to 21 April 2014 the RAMAA team in Senegal organized a training workshop for field staff in collaboration with the Literacy and National Languages Directorate (DALN), the Regional Training Centre for Educational Staff (CRFPE) and the National Centre for Educational Resources (CNRE). The objectives of this meeting, held in Kaolack, Senegal, were twofold: 1) to provide training to approx. 50 data collectors and supervisors on the management of RAMAA tools, enabling them to carry out the main survey; and 2) to adjust the data collection tools.

As a follow-up and upon the initiative of the Senegalese Education Minister, information and advocacy days were organized from 5 to 20 May 2014 in all targeted regions. This event mobilized a large number of key stakeholders such as local associations, heads of villages, women’s organizations, administrative, academic and religious authorities, as well as the Regional UNESCO Bureau for Education in Africa (BREDA), which is a partner of the project. These days offered an excellent opportunity to inform stakeholders about and advocate for RAMAA, and found a resounding echo in the media.

Download: RAMAA leaflet