Oeuvre Malienne d’aide à l’Enfance du Sahel

Providing families in Mali with immediate access to community developed print and digital reading resources through mobile technology and local libraries

Oeuvre Malienne d’aide à l’Enfance du Sahel

Providing families in Mali with immediate access to community developed print and digital reading resources through mobile technology and local libraries


Project Name

Your Child, Reading and You (YCRY)

Location Implemented

Mali

Technology Used

Hardware, Software/Apps

Competition Entered

Grant Competition 2014

Reading Skill Targeted

Foundational, Pre-Reading

Status

Winner

Collaborators/Partners

Beyond Access and Education Development Center

The Challenge

While Mali has witnessed a significant increase in parental involvement in education over the last 15 years, parent-to-child interactions that build children’s readiness to read are infrequent. Discussions with parents in rural Mali indicate that engaged parents, who enroll their children in school and track their progress, lack awareness of simple activities they can employ to prepare their children for school and support them as they begin to learn to read.

The Big Idea

YCRY focuses on the creation of community-developed reading materials accessible via community-managed libraries. Trained librarians provided resources for parents and students. Using low-cost mobile reading tool, Stepping Stone, YCRY offered engaging, local language digital reading resources with instructional audio (e.g. illustrated children’s books and reading skill builder activities).

Results

Approximately 675 students in 15 school communities

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Connect with the Innovator

Website

http://www.omaes.org/

Organization Type

Non Profit

Headquarters

Bamako, Mali

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