ELFA is a Higher Education Institutional Cooperation programme between Eritrea Institute of Technology (EIT) and the (Agora Center & Faculty of Education) University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. The overall objective of ELFA is institutional capacity development at EIT and associate institutions, Asmara Community College of Education (ACCE) and Ministry of Education (MOE), Eritrea. The project is based on the current educational reforms undertaken by the Ministry of National Development in Eritrea. The participants will develop their professional capacity in teacher training, institutional management and research to support and manage the education process in institutions of learning across Eritrea.

Eritrea Learning for All through Higher Education Institutional Cooperation


08/201512/2017. Project ended.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs (The Eritrea Specific HEI ICI Programme)
A funding programme for institutional higher education cooperation between Eritrea and Finland


  • Päivi Fadjukoff, Ph.D.
  • Matti Kuorelahti
  • Anita Malinen
  • Ulla-Maija Valleala
  • Mika Risku
  • Aini-Kristiina Jappinen
  • Markku Leskinen
  • Eija Raikkonen
  • Antti Pirhonen
  • Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen
  • Pekka Rasanen
  • Tuire Koponen
  • Jonna Salminen
  • Mikko Aro


Eritrea Institute of Technology (EIT)

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The modules have been officially approved at the National Commission for Higher Education (NCHE), Eritrea and the ECTS credit points received during the ELFA training are transferable to the Masters program at the College of Education, at the Eritrea Institute of Technology (EIT).

Module 1: Research Methodology

Module 2: Pedagogy of Teacher Education

Module 3: Educational Leadership and Management

Module 4: Technology (ICT) in Education

Module 5: Learning and Learning Difficulties

  • Literacy Research and Instruction,

  • Numeracy Research and Instruction

  • Learning Difficulties

Module 6: Co-creation of new material

Module 7: Experiments with new material


ELFA received a total of 90 applications. 

70 participants were selected for the modules training.

From the Eritrea Institute of Technology (EIT), 36 participants

From Asmara Community College of Education, 12 participants

From the Ministry of Education of Eritrea, 22 participants


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