Updated Feb 13, 2018

Improving Reading Skills of Afghan Children

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This innovation is working with schools, students, and parents in a local community of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan to produce up to 88 fun, memorable and culturally appropriate Pashto radio broadcasts targeted to parents of children in primary school grades 1-3. The radio broadcasts will raise awareness about the importance of reading skills and offer examples of how families can help their...
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This innovation is working with schools, students, and parents in a local community of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan to produce up to 88 fun, memorable and culturally appropriate Pashto radio broadcasts targeted to parents of children in primary school grades 1-3. The radio broadcasts will raise awareness about the importance of reading skills and offer examples of how families can help their children learn to read. The child’s primary caregiver will also be provided solar charged mobile phones containing SD cards loaded with stories and messages to ensure easy access to content. Literacy mentors will reinforce these messages through twice monthly home visits to the family and by leading reading clubs. These clubs will provide young readers with exposure to literate mentors and a wider variety of literature and story-telling opportunities in locations close to their homes, a feature especially important for families of young girls. Education Shuras, or Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs), will be established and trained on their role in providing guidance to families to boost community support for reading activities and school enrollment.
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Afghanistan

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Afghanistan