Catalysing School-Driven Holistic Learning Innovations to Achieve SDG4 by 2030

WHAT

Schools2030 is a ten-year participatory learning improvement programme based in 1,000 government schools across ten countries.

Using the principles of human-centred design and focusing on the key transition years of ages 5, 10 and 15 years old, Schools2030 supports teachers and students to design and implement education micro-innovations. These low-cost and scaleable innovations will inform and transform education systems to improve holistic learning outcomes for the most marginalised learners worldwide.

Where

Schools2030 launched in 2020
and works across ten countries:

AFGHANISTANBRAZILINDIAKENYAKYRGYZSTAN
PAKISTANPORTUGALTAJIKISTANTANZANIAUGANDA

WHO

Schools2030 will collaborate with:

NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS

LOCAL RESEARCH/DESIGN PARTNERS
IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH

SCHOOLS

TEACHERS

LEARNERS

Through its annual dissemination of evidence at local, national and global forums, Schools2030 is estimated to indirectly reach 10 million learners and 2 million teachers.

How

Schools2030 will involve a new, historic coalition of leaders in international early childhood development and education

Three Key Transition Years

Schools2030 focuses on supporting teaching and learning during the key transition years in a young person’s educational journey.

We Use a 3-Step Model

That Enables Teachers to Generate New School-Level Innovations about What Works to Improve Learning Outcomes

ASSESS

Schools2030 supports teachers to determine the holistic learning levels of their students with simple and contextualised assessment tools.

INNOVATE

Schools2030 supports teachers to create ‘micro-innovations’ through Human-Centred Design. This cyclical process moves through the stages of design, test, reflect and iterate.

SHOWCASE

Schools2030 supports teachers to showcase 1000 innovations each year at national and global forums to inspire systems-level change for improving quality learning at scale.

Our Focal Domains for Holistic Learning

In each Schools2030 country, National Advisor Committees have selected up to five domains per age group on which the programme will focus in the coming years.

AFGHANISTAN

Preprimary

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Arts & Culture
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Relationship Building

Primary

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Science
  • Creativity
  • Relationship Building

Secondary

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Science
  • Ethical Decision-Making
  • Relationship Building
BRAZIL

Preprimary

  • Self-Efficacy
  • Self-Awareness
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Empathy

Primary

  • Leadership
  • Self-Awareness
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Empathy

Secondary

  • Leadership
  • Self-Awareness
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Empathy
INDIA

Preprimary

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Creativity
  • Self-Regulation
  • Collaboration

Primary

  • Leadership
  • Numeracy
  • Creativity
  • Self-Awareness
  • Arts & Culture

Secondary

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Creativity
  • Self-Regulation
  • Collaboration
KENYA

Preprimary

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving

Primary

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Science
  • Leadership

Secondary

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Digital Literacy
  • Taking Responsibility
  • Reconciling Tensions
KYRGYZSTAN

Preprimary

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Collaboration
  • Empathy
  • Communication

Primary

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Leadership

Secondary

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Taking Responsibility
  • Critical Thinking
  • Leadership
PAKISTAN

Preprimary

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Relationship Building
  • Self-Awareness/Self-Efficacy

Primary

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Critical Thinking
  • Respect for Diversity & the
    Environment

Secondary

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Digital Literacy
  • Leadership
  • Respect for Diversity & the
  • Environment
PORTUGAL

Preprimary

  •  Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Communication
  • Empathy
  • Relationship Building

Primary

  •  Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Problem Solving
  • Empathy
  • Relationship Building

Secondary

  •  Literacy
  •  Numeracy
  •  Critical Thinking
  • Empathy
  • Ethical Decision-Making
TAJIKISTAN

Preprimary

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Creativity
  • Relationship Building

Primary

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Self-Awareness
  • Arts & Culture
  • Problem Solving

Secondary

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Science
  • Digital Literacy
  • Communication
TANZANIA

Preprimary

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Creativity
  • Relationship Building

Primary

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Self-Awareness
  • Creativity
  • Problem Solving

Secondary

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Civic Engagement
  • Arts & Culture
  • Critical Thinking
UGANDA

Preprimary

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Relationship Building
  • Creativity
  • Arts & Culture

Primary

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Empathy
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Problem Solving

Secondary

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Relationship Building

WHY

Rarely are school leaders, teachers and students invited to listen, reflect, and self-discover the wisdom that lies among them about ‘what works’ to improve quality learning for all. Even rarer are instances where invitation, dialogue and self-discovery lead to long-term community actions and external investments, guided by data that the school collects, processes, and uses to achieve holistic learning outcomes for all.

Schools2030 seeks to dramatically change the status quo by equipping frontline teachers and school leaders with the knowledge, skills, and platforms to better design, measure and showcase new solutions to achieve SDG4 by 2030.

As a result, Schools2030 offers a new global pulse about how to operationalize SDG4 in classroom practice from the bottom-up and amplify the often under-represented insights, creativity, and resilience of the heroic frontline teachers and school stakeholders striving to achieve quality learning for all.

Donors

The following foundations are the 9 Founding Members of the Schools2030 Global Donor Steering Committee for Schools2030: