Improving learning outcomes for girls


USAID had a bold ambition to increase girls’ access to primary and preparatory education, and improve literacy and learning rates in Egyptian public schools. In order to do so, CID Consulting worked as part of a consortium led by RTI to implement the Girls Improved Learning Outcomes (GILO) project.

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Over the course of three years, we worked hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Education to expand girls’ access to quality education, raise instructional quality, improve school management and broadening community participation in education. We worked on institutionalizing literacy functions within the Ministry of Education, supporting in the establishment of a dedicated unit housed within the Ministry that would lead this portfolio. We then built the capacity of this unit to identify curricular gaps, design and implement curriculum accordingly, and utilize literacy assessment tools.


In total we identified and trained 9,000 teachers and 2,500 supervisors within targeted communities on effective learning methodologies, as well as 900 principals, deputies and administrators in the fundamentals of school leadership and administration across seven governorates. In parallel with our training, we piloted unique and cutting-edge literacy tools, such as the Early Grade Reading Assessment, which had a direct, positive impact on the students themselves.


I'm writing to you to let you know that Lafarge Egypt won silver in LafargeHolcim MEA CSR competition under the Education/Employment category for its Occupational H&S Vocational Training Program in Suez!

This is a big milestone for us and couldn't have happened without your support and guidance during the program design and across all its phases.Also special thanks to your amazing team, Sherif and Mostafa, for working extensively on the project and designing a program to address community needs while leveraging on Lafarge Egypt expertise, managing the different program stakeholders while ensuring the project KPIs are met, coming up with creative solutions to solve any issues, devotion, dedication and passion during the different program phases from its launch in 2016 to date.

On behalf of Yasmin and myself, we would like to thank CID for the great effort and for being our extended arm in implementing the "Lafarge Health and Safety Vocational program" in Suez.

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Inji Khalil
Head of Communications, Lafarge Egypt

CID’s valuable consulting advice & strategic solutions enabled us to better develop our brand strategy and effectively plan for our business launch in the UAE. A Job well done and it was a real pleasure working with such a creative and energetic team.

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Tamer Zaki
Managing Partner, Iwan Interiors Dubai, UAE