Project information

NAD Teacher MicrLoan [TML]

Teachers particularly in Africa have low levels of job satisfaction and are poorly motivated. This project will support the rural teachers in supporting them by increasing their income through the TML.

February 2012 - December 2016


  • Need


    The most critical finding that emerges from a number of studies is that very sizeable proportions of primary school teachers, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, have low levels of job satisfaction and are poorly motivated. Many tens of millions of children are, therefore, not being taught properly and are not receiving even a minimally acceptable education. The unavoidable conclusion is that most schooling systems are faced with what amounts to a teacher motivation crisis.


    We shall work with all relevant schools in supporting them setup teacher cooperatives and start income generating social enterprises through our Microloan program.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Increase the motivation of teachers


    » Teacher Training and support
    » MicroLoan to help them increase thier levels of income thus good conditins of leaving.

    What success will look like

    Success will be 3 schools selected from the different districts of the different countries and also the participation of all the rural schools in the districts we shall work in.

    Aim 2

    Increase the academic grades of the children


    » Encourage the motivated and trained teachers to offers the best to the schools and the children

    What success will look like

    Success will be in 5 years to have transformed the academic levels and performance of the districts involved.

  • Impact


    Offering a hand up not a hand out, teachers will be able to supplement their poor pay which will motivate them thus improve the academic grades of the schools we shall be working with (the new and modern way of school linking). When the teachers repay their microloans, we shall give it to another team of teachers/school therefore improving the academic achievements in the schools and also helping the communities reach the UN MDG Education for All.


    There is a risk that some of the teachers my find this the alternative of teaching thus getting involved in the income generation activities only. For that reason, we shall have to access teachers and schools well before they qualify for the microloan.


    Supporters of this project will receive regular (monthly) reports on this project detailing all what the teachers are doing and also Quarterly reports on how the students are progressing.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £100,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £20,000 Training Working on the training of teachers
      £80,000 Microloan For the loans to teachers
  • Background


    Rural Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria


    School Children, Teachers and the wider community

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the ones currently conducting the research on this issue both in Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Beatrice Ndungu

    Currently working as the country director Kenya and is coordinating the grassroots schools at the moment.

School in Migori

School in Migori