Friends of Matènwa

Cambridge, MA   |  

3 children reading books

Project Name
Mother Tongue Books: Learning to Read in Haiti

Location Implemented
La Gonave, Haiti

Organization Website

One of the major challenges for Matènwa Community Learning Center (MCLC) has been the lack of books in Creole for early readers. Literacy in Matènwa is dismally low. Homes have virtually no books in any language. There are no libraries and hardly any informational written materials.

Demonstrate the transferability and effectiveness of a reading instruction approach developed in rural Haiti and based on student-created books written in their mother tongue.

Project Reach
50 student authored mother tongue books have been selected for professional printing.

Matenwa Community Learning Center
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