Reading Improvement and Skills Enhancement (RISE) Programme

Reading Improvement and Skills Enhancement (RISE) Programme

Most school-age vulnerable children thrive and are able to read and comprehend grade-level texts. By enhancing the school environment and teacher support. Improved community networks and support of children especially out-of-school children

Our Core Models/Approaches

  • Unlock Literacy (UL)
  • Learning Roots (LR)
  • Citizen Voice & Action (CVA)
  • Savings for Transformation (S4T)
  • Integrated WASH Model
  • Child Protection & Advocacy (CPA)


Our Key Achievements

  • World Vision Ghana won the 2021 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development in recognition of the Unlock Literacy Project model, which is an evidence-based, holistic approach to improving children’s core reading skills.
  • Built about 1,221 Primary School blocks, 417 Kindergarten school blocks and 219 Junior High School blocks nationwide since 1995
  • Over 4,500 teachers have been trained to use improved instructional methods.
  • Two (2Digital libraries were established with over 10,000 electronic books sourced from different repositories.
  • Over 240 after-school reading clubs in 260 communities across its operational Districts with over 250,000 story books to sustain reading among young readers
  • 1200 android tablets have been distributed to selected schools to improve children’s reading and ICT skills.
  • Directly supporting 24,340 children between 5-11 years to acquire basic literacy skills.
  • 6550 bicycles have been distributed to selected children to improve mobility to school


Opportunities for Collaborations and Partnerships

WVG calls for support to undertake projects to:

  • Scale-up evidence-based approaches to improving the reading/literacy situation of basic school children across Ghana.
  • Support the publication of story books for children
  • Provide Library-in-a-box for children to improve their reading skills
  • Improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in schools.
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in schools.
  • Empower girls and boys who are out of school
  • Support the provision of school supplies (exercise books, pencils) to children
  • Support in the provision of sanitary products for children
  • Advocate for the use of evidence-based approaches in improving reading in Ghanaian Basic Schools
  • Ending all forms of Abuse, Violence and Injustice toward children.