Early Grade Reading

Early Grade Reading, Youth Empowerment

A Day in the Life: Improving Early Grade Reading Through Intensive Coaching

September 8th is International Literacy Day, which reminds us of the importance of literacy for both academic success and positive life outcomes.  Despite progress toward universal literacy, significant challenges persist. In Cambodia, for example, USAID reports that only 32% of girls and 38% of boys in Grade 3 are literate in Khmer, the national language. […]

Early Grade Reading, Education

Community Libraries Bring a Love of Learning to Mozambique

Lifelong learning begins with a foundation of literacy. Yet in Mozambique, 40% of adults over 15 cannot read or write, while female literacy trails behind at just 33%. Illiteracy in Mozambique stems from a number of issues, including teacher absenteeism and limited instructional time, according to a USAID-funded study on school effectiveness. On average, Mozambican schools were […]