Education  Ghana Project #30145

Community Based Accelerated Basic Literacy Project

by BRIDGE FOUNDATION
Community Based Accelerated Basic Literacy Project

Summary

Set up community-owned focal point for reading classes for children between the ages of 4-14 at the primary school level. The Reading Classes will be focused on Learning to Read (L2R) depending on the local needs to impart reading skills to beginners and under-performing children. Involve other community-based organizations, school teachers, parents and other key stakeholders in the L2R programme. 6 volunteers selected in consultation with stakeholders will be trained to run the L2R modules.

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Challenge

Facts and figures from the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2015 facilitated by Ga South District Education Directorate indicated that children in rural peri-urban communities in the district lack accessibility and adaptability to reading, writing and basic arithmetic skills. The report stated that out of a number of 250 children from primary class 2-6 observed, 25.2% were unable to read small paragraph with short sentences 59.2% were unable to read a 'Story' text with some long sente

Solution

Various titles of interesting supplementary English story books, in multiple copies, will be stored and a community register maintained, where detailed records of all 4-14 year olds will be entered. The focal point will not only be a place to lend books but also an activity place, where children will be engaged in storytelling, writing, drawing, quiz, games, cultural activities, all geared towards making reading a pleasure and interesting activity.

Long-Term Impact

Within a period of 2 years, school "drop out" rate especially among girls will be lowered to less than 50% and intake at transition to Junior High School increased over 50%.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

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Organization Information

BRIDGE FOUNDATION

Location: Accra - Ghana
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BRIDGE FOUNDATION
EBENEZER NUNOO
Project Leader:
EBENEZER NUNOO
Accra, Ghana

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