Tetra Tech is working with the Tuvalu Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports to provide development assistance and enhance access to quality education.

Despite recent gains in access to primary education in Tuvalu, the basic quality of education remains a major challenge. Without access to quality education, citizens are limited in their ability to attain professional positions and steady and prosperous livelihoods. As a result, the country faces limited prospects for economic growth. To respond to this issue, Tetra Tech administers the Australian government’s support program to the education sector in Tuvalu.

The program focuses on improving school management, training teachers, and building student literacy levels. It aims to improve quality of learning for children, particularly in literacy and numeracy for children in grades one through four—with improvements for grades five through eight to follow. Our team is working to increase access to technical vocational skills development as the secondary pathway to education, and to improve the function of the education system and Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports.

Tetra Tech is working closely with the Department of Education, Youth, and Sports to develop a collaborative education system framework based on Tuvaluan values and principles. We are providing technical support and professional development to the education department focusing on monitoring and evaluation of the education sector, support for a national qualifications framework for technical and vocational skills development, improved Department of Education management systems and processes, and the improved use of the Tuvalu Education Management Information System (TEMIS). An effective TEMIS is necessary for effective education policy and planning.

Tetra Tech is providing capacity development support to senior education managers, including the director and senior education officers within the education department, head teachers, grade one through four teachers and trainers at community training centers, and technical and vocational skills development classrooms to improve literacy and numeracy learning outcomes.