Education Development Trust


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Education Development Trust (formerly CfBT Education Trust) provides education services in the United Kingdom (UK) and internationally with head offices based in Reading, UK.

Education Development Trust offers a broad range of education improvement services including research into good education practice in numerous countries worldwide, to education system improvement at scale, with specific expertise in system change, accountability, teacher development, leadership development and school to school collaboration. For more information about our work around the world, please visit our website

Education Development Trust is leading the implementation of the Building Learning Foundations (BLF) programme, a three-and-a-half-year programme funded by the UK government which aims at improving learning outcomes in English and Mathematics in lower primary grades in Rwanda (P1 to P3). For more information about the programme please visit the programme


Physical Address: Aigle Blanc Building, Kimihurura, KN 566 St. Kigali

Mailing Address: P.O. Box. 4251

Main contact email:

Directions to find Country Office: Aigle Blanc building just across from the Kigali Convention Centre.

BLF Contact telephone: +250 788 318 509

Began work in Rwanda in year: Building Learning Foundations activities began in July 2017. Education Development Trust has been providing consultancy work in Rwanda since 2001 under their former name CfBT in the Rwanda Education Sector Support Programme

RGB Registration Number: 002/RGB/17

Organization Leadership



Anders Lonnqvist                                                                                                            Role: Team Leader                                                                                                              Email:                                                          Cell: (+250) 788310109


Joy Griffiths                                                                                                                        Role: Education Technical Lead                                                                                          Email:                                                              Cell: 0788319424


Athman Ali                                                                                                                          Role: Educational Performance Manager                                                                          Email:                                                                    Cell: 0780468173


Silas Bahigansenga                                                                                                          Role: Programme Manager                                                                                      Cell: 0788434790


Areas of operation:

We operate in all districts of Rwanda in the following areas of activities:

  • Capacity building
  • Leadership/management
  • Children with Disability
  • Language Learning- English
  • Literacy
  • Special Educational needs