We aim to assist communities to develop their educational institutions and to ensure that everyone can access education, with emphasis on literacy, health and nutrition.
The project works across 20 schools (10 schools a year). Across target schools, the average literacy rate for grade 2/3 is 35% (February 2020 Baseline). All schools have libraries (developed by EEL) and a librarian (Funding provided by EEL) but they have been identified as needing more furnishing and books to meet the demands from the students. An additional 14 schools have a librarian employed with funding from EEL.
Project Start Date Jan 2020
Duration 2 Years
Funds £50,000 UK AID (Small Charities Challenge Fund)
1) Training and Implementation of Improved Assessment of Reading in Schools
2) Training in Teaching of Reading and Provision of Mini books to Practice Reading
3) Provision of additional furniture and books for each of the libraries.
4) Continued employment of the 34 librarians
5) The mini books are made by students with hearing impairment attending secondary school. They are paid to do this and use the funds to support themselves
Currently over 13,000 students accessing libraries and 1000 books lent per month.
Thirty Four Librarians in employment which supports them with a livelihood and/or a means to continue to study.
Fifty Teachers Trained in delivering improved teaching of reading.