Usawa Agenda’s vision in to ensure that there is equitable access to quality education for all children in Kenya. This is often done by generating independent evidence on learning outcomes through the Uwezo Learning Assessment in basic literacy and numeracy among children aged 6-16 years to stimulate evidence-based policies that would result in equitable learning for all children.
Since 2009, we have regularly conducted assessments to evaluate learning outcomes among primary school children in 158 districts of Kenya, and the results revealed the actual status of literacy and numeracy competencies among the children. These findings are used to engage with policy actors and citizens to address the learning crisis. Uwezo has used the citizen-led learning assessment approach and methodology pioneered by the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) in India, in which trained citizen volunteers carry out learning assessments on children’s competencies in literacy and numeracy at the households.