Post-Convening Grant

Supporting Tools, Techniques, and Models for Institutional Growth

Following the 2021 Annual Convening, The Education Collaborative set up a post-convening grant to provide participating institutions with support to implement insights gleaned from convenings into actual projects.

This grant initiative provides funding support to institutions driving change on the continent with their initiatives. Projects should aim at implementing specific solutions to identified structural challenges, leading to positive system changes towards improving student-centered development.

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    A dual learning curriculum for students in Davis College, Rwanda

    Davis College, Rwanda, partnered with hotels in Kigali to successfully implement a dual-learning curriculum for 40 students enrolled in its Hospitality and Tourism Management program. Aimed at enhancing graduate student outcomes, the model incorporated a 4-week training.

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    Employability skills bootcamp for youth in Sierra Leone 

    EducAid, through an intensive residential boot camp, enhanced the employability skills of 50 high school graduates in the Port Loko district of Sierra Leone. Participating students underwent a five-day training to improve their understanding of employers’ needs.

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    Since launching the post-convening grant in 2021, more than 20 institutions across sub-Saharan African have received grants in varying amounts to expand career-service programs, fund faculty research, and expand student-centred programming.