The EduLEAD Programme, sponsored by the NAMA Foundation, is designed, developed and implemented by the RITE International Group in four countries: Tanzania, Lebanon, Indonesia and Kyrgyzstan. The programme aims to develop a cadre of EduLEAD Coaches who will contribute to raising the standards of education leadership in their respective countries. The programme is in line with the NAMA Foundation's focus on local capacity building which will enable the scaling up and cascading of the programme in local schools.
EduLEAD coaches undergo an extensive face-to-face and online training programme and have to produce a portfolio of evidence of implementation and impact of their work in schools against carefully designed individual Coach Action Plans. They also learn together in regional Professional Learning Communities where they focus on the learning needs of their teachers and school students. The group of 97 coaches in the four countries, also come together in the NAMA online learning platform where they share views, best practice and connect across three continents.
The EduLEAD Curriculum focuses on the role of school leaders as "Leaders of Learning", and equips the coaches with a range of practical strategies, knowledge and understanding that are supported by the latest research and the more than 25 years of experience in school transformation and development of the RITE team of developers and coaches. Coaches are also trained in the use of technology to improve communication, data collection and analysis as well as monitoring and evaluation. They also develop their training, facilitation and coaching skills as well as personal development through an emphasis on a growth mindset, emotional intelligence, verbal and written communication and planning skills. Key to the success of the programme is the ability of coaches to transfer their knowledge to other school leaders in the community, region and beyond. The programme follows a gradual release of responsibility model to ensure that the programme remains sustainable and scalable.