Rhoda Odigboh

Head of Africa Programs Kizazi

Working in education for about two decades has given me opportunities to gain knowledge, skills and expertise in a range of areas. I have been applying evidence-based teaching, learning and assessment strategies -- using data to make critical decisions that support development from the lens of education.

Rhoda began her career as a classroom teacher in Lagos, Nigeria. Her love for teaching and the science of learning drew her to supporting teachers and parents in exploring new ways that lead to learning outcomes. These experiences drove her to starting one of the first education blogs in Nigeria; sharing methods that worked for her students, in partnership with their parents. She began consulting for public and private schools, and volunteering in under-resourced schools. As part of her social enterprise journey, she became a 2016 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program, TEEP Fellow. She is committed to unlocking opportunities for the African child through Education.

In 2018, Rhoda joined Bridge International Academies as Director of Academics, leading academic programming for sixty-three community schools across Lagos and Osun States. As part of this role, she supported a public-private partnership school project in Borno state – a school with children who suffered due to insurgency. She became Regional Director of Academics, NewGlobe, overseeing academic programming for government partnership and community school programs. She functioned across Learning innovation, Leadership and Development, Instructional Design and other departments. Rhoda’s experience includes launching and leading large scale public sector academic programs, under EdoBEST and EKOEXCEL. She led the training of over 14,000 educators and school leaders for these programmes. In 2019, she headed the team that conducted pre-pilot studies in Rwanda as part of NewGlobe’s expansion into the country; which took off in 2021. Rhoda is the Vice President of the Professional Association of Curriculum Theorists in Nigeria (PACTPiN). The Cofounder and President of The Learning Craft – an education organization
focused on supporting the public and private sector in achieving inclusive and equitable whole school education systems; towards nation-building. She is a Learning Strategist and Curriculum Theorist. An advocate for inclusive school systems that build an ecosystem rooted in the science of learning, a culture of care and relationships for meaningful learning experiences. She has special interests in Digital Literacy, Social, Emotional and Academic Learning (SEAL) and Green Education. She currently serves as the Head of Africa Programs at Kizazi. Kizazi is a global education non-profit that supports the development of breakthrough school models across the world.

Global education practitioner leading academic programming across Africa. Curriculum Theorist, Inclusion Advocate and Learning Strategist. Head of Africa Programs, Kizazi. Vice President, Professional Association of Curriculum Theorists in Nigeria (PACTPiN), Board Member, Let Cerebral Palsy Kids Learn Foundation, Co-Founder, The Learning Craft.

I am a Learning Strategist and Curriculum Theorist. An advocate for equity and inclusive education towards building an ecosystem around the culture of care and joyful learning experiences . I have special interests in digital literacy and green education and I am lover of people.

Rhoda Odigboh

My primary goal is to improve learning outcomes that support skills building for children, competencies for young adults, teachers and education leaderships in communities across Africa. To contribute towards building future ready skills for the most vulnerable individuals.

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