Rwanda has achieved notable success in the education sector, boasting the highest net enrollment rate in Sub-Saharan Africa with 98.8 percent of children enrolled in primary school. The remaining challenges include increasing literacy and numeracy levels, and reducing the school drop-out rate. To meet its development goals and to strengthen the necessary human capital, Rwanda needs to increase the quality of basic education service delivery.
In partnership with the Ministry of Education, USAID works to increase the quality of foundational learning so that children read better in the language they know and understand. USAID programs are present in every public school in Rwanda. In homes and communities, USAID empowers and encourages adults to read with their children. In all programming, USAID promotes equitable access for the most vulnerable groups.
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