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 […]

Girls' and Women's Education

Mothers fight for girls’ education in Benin

Mothers’ groups are creating systemic changes to education throughout Benin and improving the lives of countless children. Since 1994, World Education has been working in the Republic of Benin to improve education, especially for girls. World Education’s programs foster literacy and women’s empowerment in a country where the average adult has only 2.7 years of […]