Community Engagement in the Management of School Resources

This project seeks to improve community engagement in the management of school resources with the long term aim of improving the quality of primary and lower secondary education.
2013Rwanda

CEI Plus Status

Program Results Status
Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting
School supportTransparency International Rwanda (TI-Rw)Cambridge Education [Fund Manager]Transparency and AccountabilityPrimaryLower secondary

 

This program was piloted with support from the Innovation for Education Fund, a partnership between the Governments of Rwanda and the UK, managed by Cambridge Education

 

This project seeks to improve community engagement in the management of school resources with the long term aim of improving the quality of primary and lower secondary education. Parent Teacher Committees (PTCs) are trained in planning and management of school resources, with a specific focus on (i) roles and responsibilities of PTCs, (ii) strategic planning and (iii) annual planning. The project supports the establishment of school audit committees in schools where
these did not exist and builds the capacity of its members to monitor resources and spending of the school.

Another support mechanism of this project focuses on parental engagement in the life of the school and the education of their children. A community engagement initiative supports parents to make school and community level government officials more accountable for education delivery. The concept of ‘accountability week’ was introduced.  Parents visit the classroom, observe lessons and discuss with teachers.  A wide range of school stakeholders engage in creative awareness raising activities (e.g. through drama and role play).

The project was innovative in its aim to use a Quantitative Service Delivery Survey (QSDS) instrument to generate an evidence base for school financial management.Getting the community engagement component and the ‘accountability week’ to focus on how teachers and schools to do things differently to serve families.

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