A classroom in Sierra Leone with a girl in the front wearing a white blouse, blue skirt and a big smile while she reads from a textbook

Safe, inclusive, quality learning in Sierra Leone

Jon FlinnGlobal development

Sierra Leone’s education system has been impacted by several major emergencies in recent decades – from civil war, to Ebola, to COVID19. Yet its actors are committed to delivering improvements in education outcomes, specifically in terms of attendance, performance, safety and inclusion. Leh Wi Lan is part of the Sierra Leone Secondary Education Improvement Programme II (SSEIP II), which is …

A group of smiling school children in blue school uniform and white shirts walk away from school towards the camera

Quality learning for all children in Tanzania

Jon FlinnGlobal development

While most children go to school in Tanzania, education outcomes remain challenging with only 8% of students reaching the national benchmark for reading fluency and 12% reaching the arithmetic benchmark. This is in part because better access to basic education and population growth haven’t been matched by a corresponding increase in teachers. Shule Bora is UK aid-funded programme designed to …

An illustrated image of children in a classroom in Northwest Syria. They are colourfully dressed and sit at desks facing a teacher who stands in front of a blackboard.

Keeping schools open in Northwest Syria

Jon FlinnGlobal development

Northwest Syria is one of the most challenging contexts in which humanitarian actors work. Keeping schools open and ensuring children are safe to learn are essential to building hope for future generations. The Syria Education Programme – known locally as ‘Manahel’ – is a five-year programme funded by UK International Development and implemented by Chemonics to provide access to safe, …

Tanzanian children in school uniform lined up and singing

Championing scalable approaches to improve learning outcomes in Tanzania

Isobel Wilson-ClearyGlobal development

Over six years DHA advised EQUIP-Tanzania to champion scalable approaches to improve learning outcomes in primary schools, particularly for girls. Working with a team of national and international education specialists, we developed a communications strategy during the inception period and over six years, continued to work with in-country communications staff to ensure social and behaviour change communications, policy advocacy and …

Two girls with their hair in plaits and school uniform working together at a desk

Transforming access to data in the world’s largest school system

Isobel Wilson-ClearyGlobal development

DHA provided strategic communications support to Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), a scheme initiated by India’s Department of School Education and Literacy that aimed to achieve universal access to secondary education by 2017. Alongside a team of national and international education experts, we worked on a range of plans to develop creative content that showcased key data and information those …

Graphic figures of school report cards

Increasing access to information, quality and governance of education in Punjab

samGlobal development

DHA provided strategic communications support to an education reform programme that transformed access, quality and governance of education in Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous state. We designed and delivered a comprehensive four-year information and communication strategy, which included the views of 600 parents, teachers, pupils and community members. It led to the ground-breaking use of school report cards displayed on the …