Monday, October 29, 2012

New Resources for Youth Opportunities

The Youth Economic Opportunities library is a welcome new resource dedicated to helping organizations like ASAP, working to increase economic opportunities for young people. The site is a place to connect with others working in the field and share knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned. Click here to learn more. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

2012 Improving Math Education in Primary School in Zimababwe

Thanks to a continuing grant from The Flora Family Foundation, in 2012 ASAP is working to increase the learning outcomes of  our Improving Math Education in Primary School (IMEPS) project. This work has been ongoing since the year 2000, working with over 100 rural primary schools in eastern Zimbabwe. By working with the Curriculum Development Unit in Zimbabwe, ASAP looks forward to introducing access to new teacher training materials and videos to help teachers improve their math knowledge and teaching techniques in the future.

With the presidential election looming and the census being carried out during 2012, there will be many disruptions in education.  It is the ideal year for ASAP to step back and focus on strengthening the IMEPS project.  ASAP looks forward to launching the new project when these dedicated educators are back at their schools and political interference subsides.