Help 300 Students Learn to Read in Burkina Faso

by Friends of African Village Libraries (FAVL)
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Summary

Friends of African Village Libraries' summer reading camps teach students how to read. Through individual tutoring, educational games and activities, elementary school students work on literacy skills, develop their imaginations and learn information about important topics like hygiene.
$335
total raised
4
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

With one of the lowest literacy levels in the world and a school system that is overcrowded and understaffed, Burkina Faso struggles to teach its children how to read. The problem is most acute at the village level, where nationally low levels of literacy hit bottom. Crowded classrooms and a lack of resources make it difficult for teachers to provide individual attention to students struggling to read. Many remain functionally illiterate even as they advance in school.

Solution

FAVL's reading camps help students in small villages learn to read. Students spend a week practicing reading skills that are not sufficiently nurtured at school, engaging in educational activities and playing games that reinforce new reading skills.

Long-Term Impact

FAVL's reading camps will help 25 kids at each of our 12 libraries in Burkina (300 students in total) learn to read, giving them the skills and confidence in their academic abilities that they will need to pass their middle school entrance examinations and continue their education to a higher level.

Resources

http:/​/​www.favl.org
FAVL's website
FAVL's blog

Organization Information

Friends of African Village Libraries (FAVL)

Location: San Jose, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.favl.org
Project Leader:
Krystle Austin
San Jose, California United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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