Stage 4: Transition to Scale
The program initially started as a pilot, running in one school. Later the same year a second school was added to the portfolio. Sound Foundation has now developed a formal music curriculum which includes a skills-based framework and assessment criteria allowing the teachers to deliver music lessons according to the needs of each school and class. It is Implemented in 2 schools and the staff includes 3 teachers from Kampala Music School and 1 program manager.
Schools chosen to participate in the program are those serving children with lower-socioeconomic status who would otherwise not be exposed to such opportunities.
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Sound Foundation delivers a full music curriculum to schools in disadvantaged areas of Uganda. Through exposure to instrumental lessons, performance, and music theory, Sound Foundation seeks to strengthen children's cognitive skills, creative development and confidence whilst developing a vocational skill.
How does your innovation work?
The musical achievement of each child is assessed using Sound Foundation Curriculum Level Descriptors. These serve as attainment targets, directly linked to the curriculum objectives. The program also monitors the children's school attendance, behavior, and engagement with the curriculum. Term-based performances enable the Sound Foundation team to assess the children's increasing confidence in performing. In addition, Sound Foundation also monitor the quality of the teaching.
Planned Goals and Milestones
Sound foundation seek to strengthen their monitoring and evaluation strategy by creating a framework which measures their impact against other groups of learners external to the program.