We are thrilled to announce that the CL4STEM (Connected Learning for Teachers Capacity Building for STEM) project has been granted an extension for an additional year, extending its impact into 2024. CL4STEM, a project involving partners from mainly 4 institutions, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBUL), Nigeria; Samtse College of Education, Royal Academy of Bhutan (SCE); Open University, Tanzania (OUT); and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), India aims to equip teachers with the necessary tools and abilities to thrive in today’s fast-paced digital era and as a result enhance the learning experience of the students.
This significant milestone comes as a result of the closed call for project extension proposals by the Global Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX), a joint initiative of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
KIX is dedicated to connecting expertise, innovation, and knowledge to support GPE partner countries in building robust education systems and accelerating progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) on education. Through their global and regional grants, KIX addresses education challenges and empowers countries across various regions to strengthen their education systems.
The objectives of this closed call are to:
- Expand the reach of applied research funded by KIX by continuing work on scaling impact, and offering a chance to expand to new geographies.
- Deepen the impact of KIX current grants by supporting more outcomes.
In the extension, Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan will partner the Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MoESD) to offer certificate courses in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics to teachers in all twenty districts of Bhutan. Similarly, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, will partner with the Niger State Ministry of Education (MOE) to identify and offer a certificate course to secondary school mathematics teachers in Niger State. Also, the Open University of Tanzania (OUT) will partner with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoST) and related institutions to offer a blended mode TPD Course to secondary school Mathematics teachers in Iringa Region.
The extension granted to the CL4STEM project marks a significant milestone in the journey towards enhancing STEM education through connected learning and teacher capacity building. With this extension, CL4STEM will continue to empower educators, expand its geographic reach, and deepen its impact on students’ learning outcomes.