Background Aga Khan Foundation
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), founded by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1967, is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), one of the world’s leading poverty solutions networks. AKDN’s integrated approach makes long-term investments, builds permanent institutions, and cultivates an active civil society, impacting tens of millions of people annually in 30 countries. Alongside its sister AKDN agencies, AKF implements innovative, community-driven solutions that are based on decades of experience, learning, and evaluation. In Kenya, AKF is managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectorial initiatives that include investments in education, early childhood development, sustainable economic development, and civil society strengthening.
AKF, in partnership with a global consortium of private foundations, is co-launching Schools2030, a new globally informed, locally rooted 10-year longitudinal learning improvement program working with 1000 pioneering pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools and youth organizations across 10 countries.
Schools2030 is searching for positive deviance about ‘what works’ in equipping children and young people with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values needed to successfully navigate uncertainty and become contributing members of society. In Kenya, Schools2030 will work with 100 pioneering sites in Mombasa and Lamu counties. The sites include 30 pre-primary schools, 30 primary schools, 30 secondary schools, and 10 youth development partners/civil society organisations.
The goal of the intervention is that by 2030, Schools2030 will have contributed to 10 country government schools to accelerate their progress in achieving SDG4 and SDG8:
- SDG4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
- SDG8 – Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all
AKF, as the Global Secretariat of Schools2030, will be leading the delivery of Schools2030 in Kenya and be representing all the Founding Partners through the Schools2030 Coordinator. Therefore, the Reporting Partner will be accountable to AKF in Kenya through signing a fixed-term Service Agreement Contract.
Ultimately, the project will ensure that 500,000 (50,000 in Kenya) marginalized children and youth in ten countries over ten years are equipped with the knowledge, skills, attitude, and values to help them interact effectively with the world and become contributing members of a pluralistic society.
AKF is about to deliver a four-month COVID-19 response plan, as amended from an initial Schools2030 annual work plan. Only 12 sites will be reached and capacitated remotely on Human Centre Design approach. The Reporting Partner will be responsible for developing/documenting and synthesizing a general report on Schools2030 response to COVID-19 for Kenya. This report will focus on:
- Documenting the Human Centered Design (HCD) process in respective sites
- Documenting how participants/teachers have gone through the HCD to identify a specific problem, design solutions, test and iterate these solutions to develop a ‘final’ solution.
- Ensure adequate quantitative and qualitative data are collected to inform the above, and;
- Ensure high-quality writing, formatting, and design in the final report.
Schools2030 will be delivered in Mombasa and Lamu Counties. All activities will be mutually agreed upon through sharing the developed work plan.
The partnership will be for the first four months from 1st July 2020 – 30th October 2020, with a possibility of extension based on mutual agreement. Funds will be disbursed in installments and the said budget is reflected on an indicated duration.