Research and Fieldwork
The Center for African Education is excited to announce a new partnership with UNESCO-IICBA. The Center and IICBA will be teaming up on several capacity building initiatives to promote teacher education and training as a
means of achieving social and economic progress in the countries of Africa. Such initiatives will include:
a) Technical assistance for strengthening teacher training institutional capacities;
b) Training teacher education personnel of African countries in the United States or in beneficiary country or countries;
c) Development of technical missions;
d) Assistance for design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects;
of TC-OIA experts and/or interns, exclusively to perform duties at IICBA
Headquarters in Addis Ababa
African Muslim Immigrant Literacy Initiative (AMILI)
The African Muslim Immigrant Literacy Initiative (AMILI) aims to develop literacy skills, improve school performance, and increase high school graduation rates among African Muslim immigrant girls by providing accessible tutoring services and building strong, sustainable relationships among their school, mosque, and families.
AMILI is imperative because it directly facilitates the development of essential literacy skills in an overlooked and underserved group of young people who have the untapped potential to become future leaders in their local communities as well as productive American citizens. AMILI -'s goal is two-fold:
1) to provide a literacy program that will directly impact school performance
2) to create a school-mosque-family network that will support the girls through high school and encourage their continued success throughout life.
Pictures from January 2007:
Tutors Ameena and Kasia with students Khadiatou and Janet.
Khadyatou and Ameena working on the computer.
Fatoumata with Carrie working on history.