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Unlock literacy for children today and transform generations tomorrow. With your help, 50,000 children in Rwanda will learn the power that comes with something we take for granted – the ability to read. World Vision is working in areas of...More Details
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Unlock literacy for children today and transform generations tomorrow.
With your help, 50,000 children in Rwanda will learn the power that comes with something we take for granted – the ability to read.
World Vision is working in areas of low levels of literacy, teacher shortages and high student-to-teacher ratios to change the trajectory of their lives through literacy. Global statistics show that a child born to an illiterate mother is 50% less likely to survive past age 5. If all girls completed 12 years of education, child marriage rates could drop by 64%. One year of secondary school for a girl could boost their eventual wages by up to 25%.
To do this we follow these 3 proven steps in our “Unlock Literacy” approach:
- Establish after-school reading camps with trained volunteers and age-appropriate books for children to take home.
- Empower parents to learn along with their children, understand the value of education and prioritize it in their home.
- Equip primary school teachers with quality training and resources.
A primary school teacher and World Vision donor says this about literacy, “Readers access a wide range of opportunities that simply aren’t possible for the illiterate. Meaning and possibility are everywhere for kids who can read.”
A donation of $500 can deliver 100 books to students. A donation of $1,500 can establish two Reading Camps. And a donation of $3,000 can help 200 students learn how to read.
The key strategies of Unlock Literacy—establishing reading camps, empowering parents, and equipping teachers—will help students walk confidently out the classroom doors and onto the path out of poverty, taking their whole community with them.
At World Vision, stewardship is an integral part of everything we do. In rare cases where donations exceed what is needed, or where local conditions prevent program implementation, World Vision will redirect funds to similar activities to help children and families in need.
The multiplying effect from grants and donated goods may change throughout the year on identical or similar offers due to variations in the start and end dates of donor grants and our programs.