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Our Theory Of Change

When we take the actions below, we work toward achieving our ultimate goal of a world where every young person can pursue their education and realize their full potential as literate, empowered, self-reliant citizens.

We address the severe shortage of qualified educators

Improved teaching is the single most important factor to improving educational quality and learning outcomes, which is why the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals outline this as a priority.

CODE is supporting the capacity of countries’ teacher development institutions to increase the proportion of educators coming into the workforce who meet minimum, formal performance standards. For those already in the workforce, we support ongoing skills development.

Our Theory of Change in Action

We put the empowerment of women and girls at the heart of our approach

CODE emphasizes the positive difference that female educators make to girls’ education, and the importance of recruiting and promoting female teachers.

We use an evidenced-based approach to inform girls’ education and strive to remove barriers that contribute to the marginalization of girls. We make it our priority to empower girls to learn and succeed as we know the dramatic benefits that result when they complete basic education and develop literacy skills.

Our Theory of Change in Action

We ensure availability of high-quality, locally-relevant reading and learning materials

We work across the book chain – with authors, publishers, distributers – in the development of print and digital materials by local industry. These are designed to provide a meaningful context in which girls and boys, women and men are depicted in ways that stress equality, empowerment and problem solving.

CODE additionally supports the development of guidebooks and other resources that complement training and reinforce strategies for teaching across the curriculum.

Our Theory of Change in Action

We drive sustained change through systems-level strengthening

Sustaining change requires effective, relevant institutional capacity and a focus on addressing the key drivers of low learning.

We support the development of standards and competencies linked to Teacher Service Commissions and teacher licensing with a goal to ensure quality control. We work closely with in-country Ministries of Education to improve the quality of the training institutions and are introducing educational technology.

Our Theory of Change in Action

WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES

Thanks to the generosity of a private foundation, your donations are not directed to fundraising costs. As a result, we’re able to allocate 94% of your donation toward our programs to promote children’s literacy.

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