Literacy Program

Literacy Programme supports the development of reading skills in young children.  There are three steps in the Literacy programme:

Reading Assessments – Baseline and end line reading assessments measure children’s reading levels, evaluate their literacy learning needs, and help schools and ministries of education track student progress.

Teacher Training – Training teachers to incorporate the five core reading skills into their regularly scheduled curricula in order to ensure that children are learning to read and remain motivated to learn while in the classroom.

Community Action – Mobilising parents and communities to support children as they learn to read through fun out-of-school literacy activities and through the creation of locally relevant reading materials.

These steps address the ways children learn to read, how teachers and parents can help, and create an environment for that to happen anywhere: in school, in the community, and at home.

Learn more about how Literacy Boost is helping parents and teachers in Ethiopia inspire a love of reading in children.

Related resources:

The 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day, Press Release: Mother Tongue Reading Camps Amazing Achievements

Literacy Boost Quick Guide: Creating strong literacy foundations for early grade learners

Story of Addisu: Addisu moves from ‘not knowing to knowing’ at a Literacy Boost reading club

Story of Regatu: Regatu gets excited about reading with the help of Literacy Boost