At a national level, COL’s OIS portfolio supports the development of national policies and strategies for open schooling provision. This may be done by working with an existing open school such as... more

Central to the expansion of open and innovative schooling provision, is to empower staff with the skills to work in new ways. The photo was taken during a large training workshop conducted by COL for... more

COL’s Open Schooling portfolio does not work directly with school-level learners but rather through partnerships with open schools and Ministries. This photo taken during a training workshop for the... more

An African proverb cautions: If you want to travel fast travel alone, but if you want to travel far, travel together. This proverb encapsulates the wisdom that we can achieve so much more when we... more

Faaida James is a Senior Special Education Instructor in the Student Support Services Division in the Ministry of Education in Trinidad and Tobago. Her work involves surveying and identifying at... more

Nahid Sultana from Dhaka, Bangladesh had to leave her software development job at a private company to take care of her newborn baby two years ago. As a new mother, she had to spend most of her time... more

As a manager at Ghana’s National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Hassan Hamadu monitors and evaluates ICT projects across his region. He is also involved in building the capacity of the NHIA staff... more

An owner of a digital and online business in Rwanda, Martine Benemariya credits COL’s Skills Online programme with helping her turn around her struggling business. This mother of two used to find... more

On 30 June 2020, COL and Luanshya Technical Business College (LTBC) in Zambia signed an agreement to collaborate on the next phase of their Skills in Demand project. LTBC’s core team and three... more

Effective implementation of Inclusive Education ensures that school leaders and teachers can respond to the needs of all learners, with a focus on persons with disabilities as well as other learners... more