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You can help provide the power of literacy to unlock the futures of children in Rwanda.
In the U.S., we can take education for granted, especially the basics like knowing how to read. Literacy is the gateway to an education and a life of opportunity for kids anywhere. Yet…
- More than 100 million children (ages 15-24) have no literacy skills.
- They are not alone. 750 million adults worldwide have no literacy skills as well.
- 56 percent of elementary-aged children—that’s 387 million around the world—do not meet minimum reading proficiency standards.
In Rwanda, World Vision uses a proprietary literacy-enhancing system called Unlock Literacy to increase the percentage of students who learn how to read. Through Unlock Literacy, parents and teachers are empowered with the tools and training they need to give children the opportunity to shine.
Unlock Literacy has 4 primary components:
- Using assessments to identify gaps and measure improvements.
- Training teachers to teach national curriculum with an emphasis on core reading skills.
- Mobilizing communities to support children’s reading through reading camps.
- Creating materials, in English, but primarily their local language, to better engage children to read.
Literacy is the key to unlocking a bright future for children in Rwanda. You can partner with us to help ensure that every last child has the essential literacy skills needed to fulfill their God-given potential.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela
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.