Protogene N.

School Leadership Specialist at Chemonics Soma Umenye, a USAID funded project



Protogene Ndahayo is an experienced education specialist who currently works as the School Leadership Specialist for the USAID funded Soma Umenye project. Before joining Soma Umenye, Protogene Ndahayo worked as the Programs Implementation Coordinator for the USAID funded Literacy, Language and Learning Initiative (L3) a nationwide literacy and numeracy project in Rwanda, implemented by Education Development Center (EDC) in collaboration with Rwanda Education Board (REB). As the L3 Programs Implementation Coordinator, Protogene Ndahayo coordinates the roll-out of L3 activities countrywide. He manages 5 provincial coordinators for the L3 project and supported the work of 60 Senior mentors and more than 800 school-based mentors. He liaises with Rwanda Education Board officials, District Education Officers and Development Partners to ensure the successful implementation of L3 activities in all public primary schools in Rwanda. Prior to being promoted as L3 Programs Implementation Coordinator, Mr. Ndahayo worked as the L3 English Task Leader managing the production of English instructional materials – English readers, teacher guides, read aloud story collections, audio lesson scripts as well as teacher training resources manuals and self-directed video modules. Before joining L3, Mr. Ndahayo has worked as an English Translator. He has taught in primary and secondary schools and worked as a part time Assistant Lecturer at the University of Rwanda, College of Education. Protogene Ndahayo earned a Bachelor of Education from the National University of Rwanda and a Master degree in Education with specialization in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Illinois University in the United States of America. He has also earned a certificate of English proficiency from Iowa State university and a diploma of French proficiency awarded by the French Ministry of Education.


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  • implementation
  • events / training
  • tertiary education
  • teachers
  • rwanda
  • united states
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