Supporting families in using SIL’s Bloom Reader app to gain access to Department of Education curriculum books in local spoken and signed languages.
Yumi Read Together
Papau New Guinea
Assistive Technology, Software/Apps
Reading Skill Targeted
In Papua New Guinea, an estimated 95 percent of children with disabilities are not in school, a challenge that stems largely from stigma about disability and parents’ concerns about safety and teasing, according to data from Save the Children. Papua New Guinea's Western Province was selected based on poor literacy outcomes in the 2015 Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (rank 18/22) and remoteness (rank 22/22).
The Big Idea
The “Yumi Read Together” project will leverage DPO outreach to support families in using SIL’s Bloom Reader app to gain access to Department of Education curriculum books in local spoken and signed languages. Save the Children will also work with local companies, NGOs, government and civil society actors to provide training to more than 1,000 teachers and education professionals in screening, identifying and supporting children with disabilities.
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