Author: Jimmy Leak

Education Program Strategic Advisor — Dr. Jimmy Leak has designed and managed early grades literacy programs in East Africa. While completing his Ph.D. in Education and Policy and Social Context at the University of California, Irvine, he was named a 2011-2012 Public Impact Fellow for his research on teachers and early grades student achievement.
Still ‘no school’ for Kenyan students amid teachers’ strike

After only two months on the job with Nuru in 2012, we were confronted with a teacher strike. At that time, I did…

Nuru Education Thought Partners: Link Community Development

Feature photo: Nuru Ethiopia Education Staff and Link Community Development Staff together with officials from Kindo Koisha Woreda Education offices in Wolaiyta Zone….

Nuru Education Program: 2014 Year in Review

As I reflect on the year on my way out of Ethiopia, it’s amazing to think about the progress and accomplishments of Nuru’s…

While many school children in the U.S. are starting their summer vacations, Kenya’s schools are in the middle of the 2014 school year. …

On March 14, 2014, the Education Program celebrated becoming the first program at Nuru to successfully transfer all day-to-day operations from expatriate staff…

After months of hard work, the Education Team rolled out its new curriculum to begin the school year on January 6, 2014. George…

While we have heard comments throughout the year about the education program, we wanted to know in detail how Nuru’s Education Outreach Program…

With the Education Program’s expansion into Mabera this year, and further expansion in the future, we determined that our Training Manager George Nyamweya…

For the second straight year, Nuru’s Education team was faced with a long national teacher strike. Last year, the strike lasted nearly three…

The Nuru Education Team welcomes Jolene McCall! Below, find Jolene’s initial thoughts and hopes for the Nuru Education program. Nearly four years after…