Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy

Using easy, computer-based instruction for literacy learning in primary schools, Bridges to the Future - South Africa, to help students hear, identify and manipulate phonemes

Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy
A child in South Africa reads and writes through the Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy.

Using easy, computer-based instruction for literacy learning in primary schools, Bridges to the Future - South Africa, to help students hear, identify and manipulate phonemes


Project Name

Bridges to the Future Initiative

Location Implemented

South Africa

Technology Used

Communications Technology, Hardware

Competition Entered

Grant Competition 2011

Reading Skill Targeted

Foundational

Status

Winner

Collaborators/Partners

International Literacy Institute

The Challenge

Despite significant participation in the early grades of the South African education system, literacy levels of indigenous language speakers in primary grades remain consistently low in comparison to international and English speaking peers.

The Big Idea

This project used a unique ICT-based, phonics-enriched instructional platform that provides multilingual instruction to South African children in primary schools in Gauteng Province, Johannesburg. It taps the power of computer-based, interactive multimedia (audio and visual), and enables a learner to hear, identify, and manipulate phonemes. It provides a solid, self-managed, and highly motivational way of supporting reading instruction.

Results

120 laptops and 40 tablets were purchased and installed in pilot schools. In addition, 30 new lessons were developed in four languages (Sepedi, Venda, Tsonga and English), a voice-over for ICT in English and Sepedi was completed, and 480 stories were produced in print and electronic formats.

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Website

http://www.molteno.co.za/

Organization Type

Non Profit

Headquarters

Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

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