Unlocking Talent is an initiative led by VSO Malawi to sustainably scale transformational learning to every child, in Malawi and beyond.
Following our successful oneclass pilot project at Biwi Primary School in Lilon- gwe in 2013, onebillion, VSO Malawi, the Malawian Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST), along with the Royal Norwegian Embassy and the Scottish Government, launched Unlocking Talent (UT) with the goal of bringing quality education to every child in Malawi.
Since then, Unlocking Talent has evolved dramatically. More international donors and other implementation partners joined the initiative.
In 2016, the Ministry of Education made UT part of the formal primary educa- tion system. The goal is for each of the 5,300 primary schools in Malawi to have a oneclass, so the children can learn reading and numeracy through onecourse.
By the end of 2017, the initiative will already reach 50,000 Standard 1 and Standard 2 learners every week.Read more about how VSO and their partners are implementing the Unlocking Talent initiative in Malawi →
Every Standard 1 & 2 child spends several sessions a week in their oneclass, a simple solar-powered learning centre.
VSO Malawi is partnering with governments, implementation partners, and donors in other countries to bring Unlocking Talent to even more children.
In South Africa, the Department for Rural Development and iSchool Africa have implemented the Unlocking Talent approach in more than 30 schools - adapted to the local needs.
Unlocking Talent in South Africa uses our apps on iPads in regular classrooms, to supplement standard practice. The apps help children to transition from learning in Afrikaans to learning in English. They also allow learners to catch up on the basic skills they need to progress.Find out more about Unlocking Talent in South Africa →
In Uganda, a pilot oneclass has been built at Nabirama Primary School in the Jinja District by UK charity HYT, using environmentally friendly Interlocking Stabilised Soil Bricks (ISSB).
Unlocking Talent facilitates the exchange of ideas and best practice - the ISSB technique is now used to build oneclass learning centres in Malawi too.Find out more about ISSB and Unlocking Talent in Uganda →