National Gender Responsive Teacher Training Package and Teacher Resource Pack

Background

Rwanda’s education system boasts the highest participation rates in East Africa and gender parity in net and gross enrolment at pre-primary, primary and secondary levels. In fact, girls’ enrolment surpasses boys’ enrolment at all levels. This is a major achievement in the context of East Africa, where the majority of neighbouring countries face large challenges in enrolling and retaining girls in school, particularly at the secondary level.  Despite these achievements, gender continues to play an important but complex role in the enabling environment for girls’ and boys’ learning. National data show that both girls and boys face gender-related barriers to learning.

The Government of Rwanda has developed important policies and strategies that help to respond to these challenges for girls and boys, including:

  • Girls Education Policy
  • National Gender policy
  • Curriculum and Assessment Policy
  • Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP)
  • Vision 2020

Main Objective

It is in this respect that the Center for Gender Studies is carrying out a consultancy whereby the main objective is to support the Ministry of Education to develop a gender responsive training package that will improve the gender responsiveness of teaching methodologies and school environments.

The training package will also help pre-service teacher training program to be more gender sensitive.

Workshops with Reference Group photos