World Vision International
publication • Friday, March 3rd 2017

Unlock Literacy

Primary School (Grades 1-3)

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Unlocking literacy for lifelong learning outcomes

World Vision’s education investments across programmes in 60 countries have provided millions of children with greater opportunities to attend school. Until recently, most of its education funding went to help communities build schools, support parents to afford uniforms and fees, and provide school supplies.

However, analyses showed that children were not necessarily learning while they attended these schools. In response, World Vision transformed its basic education programming to improve learning outcomes, with a goal of increasing the number of children gaining literacyand numeracy skills.

Since 2012, World Vision has piloted new methods through education projects in 25 countries with a focus on building foundational learning and core reading skills, rather than just supporting school attendance.

Learn more about our Unlock Literacy project model by downloading our quick guide now.