Focus to Flourish and RISE Community of Practice Events
Events and activities across our community
In addition to our overarching campaign and global webinars taking place, here are details of activities and events happening in-country across our community.
These events are run by members of RISE’s Community of Practice, under the banner of our #FromSchoolingToLearning messaging campaign, and supported by funds from RISE through a competitive award scheme.
For more information about these events, or to connect with the lead organisers, contact RISE Partnerships Manager Joe Bullough. This page will be updated periodically with further information as events get underway (including links to join for public events).
|Argentina||Argentinos por la Educación||Multi-stakeholder event||28 October (event); 3 November (video released on social networks)||School in Buenos Aires||“Soñando por la Educación” (“Dreaming for Education”) event where a school community in Buenos Aires received celebrities, journalists and civil society actors to talk about education in Argentina, its challenges, and how we can contribute to improve it (videographers/photographers present).|
|Côte d’Ivoire||TaRL Africa, Côte d’Ivoire office||Stakeholder breakfast||8 December TBC||Abidjan, Centre National de Matériels Scientifiques (CNMS)||Stakeholder breakfast meeting in Abidjan with key education stakeholders, including from the ministry of education, philanthropies, multilaterals, and local education groups.|
|India||Language & Learning Foundation (LLF)||Reading Festival||10th November (online webinar); 14th November (reading festival)||Kurukshetra, Haryana||As part of the RISE Campaign, a Reading Festival will be organised by LLF with an aim to inculcate and revive the habit of reading among students, create joy for reading in their early years and share good literature beyond the textbooks, through two measures: (a) capacity building of teachers and teacher educators through an online webinar (event held in Hindi) on teaching literacy in engaging ways (b) and showcasing best practices and engagement strategies for inculcating joy for reading via a reading festival in Kurukshetra.|
|Indonesia||Global School Leaders & INSPIRASI Foundation||Policy discussion campaign||29 October tbc (offline stakeholder meeting); 15 November tbc (district-level meeting); 18 November tbc (national event)||Karawang||Policy discussion campaign: “INSPIRASI Space: TaRL Principles for Learning Loss Recovery”, focused on sharing policies, practices, and findings from studies that utilise targeted instruction. Three events (dates to be confirmed): online stakeholder meeting in Karawang on 29 October; a district-level meeting in Karawang on 15 November, and a national event (online) on 18 November.|
|Indonesia||SMERU & The Conversation Indonesia||In-country media campaign||24 October-9 December||Country-wide (Indonesia)||Media and civil society campaign, with activities throughout, including media articles, podcasts, and social media (Instagram stories) aligned with RISE campaign messaging, drawing on RISE Indonesia Country Research Team work.|
|Kenya||Lwala Community Alliance||Community campaign/ activation||24 October-9 December||North Kamagambo||“Champion caregiver campaign”, Lwala Community Alliance will sensitize and create awareness on the role of parent & caregivers on foundational learning. We will target North Kamagambo where Lwala has established networks and the campaign is likely to help advance our quest to enhance caregiver involvement in the life of younger children.|
|Kenya||The Sunflower Trust||Bookmaking camp||24 October-2 December||Nairobi||Bookmaking bootcamp/activities in Nairobi plus a showcase (with students aged 10-15, teachers, and parents).|
|Malawi||Save the Children||TBC||TBC||TBC||An advocacy activity related to catch up clubs in a chosen country e.g., intergenerational dialogues between children and decision-makers, expert panel sessions, media interviews, press releases, TV, or radio spots.|
|Nigeria||TaRL Africa, Nigeria office||In-country media campaign||28 October-9 December (throughout)||Country-wide (Nigeria)||In-country media activities that will include the authoring and publishing one op-ed in a Nigerian national newspaper, two blog posts and the production and circulation of a video|
|Nigeria||The Education Partnership (TEP) Centre||Multi-stakeholder event||25 October, 10am Nigeria Time||Lagos||TEP Centre hosted a new edition of their knowledge sharing and co-creation platform, “EdMeets” on Foundational Learning.|
|Pakistan||Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) & musicians||Song-based learning camps||24 October-9 December||Schools in Karachi & Lahore||Song-based learning camps: “Learning through Harmonies/Gain aur Seekhain", teaching literacy through song-based pedagogy as part of the Pakistan Learning Festival. Held across three schools in Karachi & Lahore. Songs and teacher support materials will be integrated into an app.|
|Peru||GRADE||Policy event||22-24 November, 6pm Peru Time||Lima||
High level policy events in Peru engaging regional policy actors, focused on support for teachers (event will be held in Spanish):
|Tanzania||Uwezo Tanzania||Showcasing an approach||24 October-9 December||Pwani region||Uwezo will showcase its Jifunze technique to policy makers and public in social media to prove that all children can learn. The Jifunze (meaning “learning”) initiative demonstrates how children in class 3-5 who are behind in basic numeracy and literacy can be identified and supported to improve skills in a short period.|