Uwezo’s main goal for the first four years of operation is to contribute to an improvement of at least 10 percent in literacy and numeracy levels among children aged 5-16 years in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. We aim to achieve this by shifting the focus from the dominant focus on infrastructure and levels of enrolment to the actual learning levels of children.
Over a four year period, Uwezo supports large scale, citizen-led, household-based assessments of actual levels of children’s literacy and numeracy. Findings are publicized to create broad public awareness and debate, which will be built on to create social and political momentum to stimulate policy and practical change. The work is completed partnership with a wide range of key institutions and networks to promote learning across East Africa.