FHI 360

Developing instruction and learning materials in mother tongue languages and engaging family and community support in reading.

FHI 360
Collection of children's books created by children

Developing instruction and learning materials in mother tongue languages and engaging family and community support in reading.


Project Name

Timawerenga! (We Can Read!)

Location Implemented

Malawi

Competition Entered

Grant Competition 2011

Reading Skill Targeted

Pre-Reading

Status

Winner

The Challenge

There is a dearth of teaching and learning materials in the mother tongue languages of Chichewa, Citumbuka, and Ciyawo.

The Big Idea

Timawerenga! combined 150 mother tongue stories into a digest and provided materials for teachers to hold workshops with family and community members to create a set of mini storybooks to support their child’s reading at home. It also resourced teachers with instructional strategies and materials in three languages including a teacher’s guide, a decodable digest, 300 decodable read-aloud stories with comprehension and vocabulary questions, and a facilitator’s guide for primary education advisers to train teachers.

Results

A workshop was conducted for 36 primary education advisers and district education managers from four districts. The PEAs then trained teachers and head teachers from 80 schools.

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Website

http://www.fhi360.org/

Organization Type

Non Profit

Headquarters

Durham, North Carolina USA

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