All Children Reading
All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development
USAID, World Vision and AusAID are partnering to launch a multi-year initiative that seeks to improve early grade reading outcomes in low-resource settings called All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development.
Through this fund, we are working to bring clarity and attention to the problem, to articulate the fundamental barriers to success, and to fund the design and implementation of solutions. We expect to achieve substantial global impacts in early grade reading by leveraging the power of research, capitalizing on innovation, catalyzing partnerships, and increasing the utilization of science, technology, and 21st century infrastructure.
There are two pillars within All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development:
• The All Children Reading program is a multi-donor grantmaking mechanism to support innovative projects that improve early grade reading outcomes. This program will catalyze innovative practices and target applied research for teaching and learning materials and education data that have the potential to be brought to national scale and across multiple contexts.
• The Mobiles for Reading working group is a convening mechanism intended to promote dialogue and knowledge sharing focused on the use of mobile technology and mobile applications for reading. Mobiles for Reading will engage a variety of donors, international organizations, non-profit organizations and private sector partners.