Updated Mar 29, 2019

LitWorld's Seven Strengths Literacy Education for All

http://goyethereforezambia.com/

Maimbolwa Muliwana

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The model uses literacy as tool for self-empowerment guided by LitWorld’s 7 strengths curriculum- Belonging, Curiosity, Kindness, Friendship, Confidence, Courage, and Hope - sessions held for joyful learning, creative play and social interaction.

The targeted pupils shall attend weekly literacy sessions which will take them through step by step interactive lessons and community building activities that are highly participatory. The sessions are conducted in both English and the local language. The members will know the value of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing as powerful tools in literacy as they engage in their daily...
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The targeted pupils shall attend weekly literacy sessions which will take them through step by step interactive lessons and community building activities that are highly participatory. The sessions are conducted in both English and the local language. The members will know the value of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing as powerful tools in literacy as they engage in their daily activities. The Literacy Clubs Curriculum are developed around the following seven strengths: • Belonging: Identifying as a needed, loved, and respected member of one’s family, community, and world as a whole • Curiosity: Fostering a willingness to explore new territory and test new theories • Friendship: Having close, trusting relationships with others • Kindness: Being tender towards others in the world who are in need, both near and far Confidence: Thinking independently and expressing ideas with assurance Courage: The strength to do something that you know is right, even though it may be difficult • Hope: Thinking optimistically and believing that today’s efforts will produce good things in the future for yourself and for the world. In summary, this is "Literacy for Academic Achievement and Community Development"
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Stage 5: Scaling

Achieved over 300% increase in people served in 2 years due model effectiveness and demand. By placing strong roots & providing consistent programming, model gained community’s trust, allowing people experience joy of positive learning environments.

Focus Areas:

Literacy, Methods & Learning, Mentoring/Coaching and 1 MoreSEE ALL

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Implemented In:

Zambia

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1,100
Lives Impacted to Date
1
Key Partner
1
Country Implemented In
50,000
Customers
20
Employees
$25,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

The following are the current challenges in the education sector (focusing on literacy education) in the three countries: (a) High illiteracy rates in schools and targeted communities (b) Low value for education for education among key stakeholders (parents, stakeholders) (c) Poor Learners academic performance (d) Narrow interventions /solutions which are not holistic

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Solution

The intervention is holistic in all areas of literacy and targets all key stakeholders (parents, learners, duty bearers). It uses literacy as a tool for self-empowerment guided by 7 strengths curriculum- Belonging, Curiosity, Kindness, Friendship, Confidence, Courage, and Hope - weekly sessions held for joyful learning, creative play and social interaction. LitClubs serves primary school girls and also mothers of all ages. This is "Literacy for Academic Achievement & Community Development"

Target Beneficiaries

Primary school girls and boys from grades 4 and 5 (who are between the ages 11 – 14 years) to grade 7 and also mothers of all ages.

Mission and Vision

GOAL: To build self confidence, promote leadership & strengthen children in targeted schools and their communities through LitClubs, through: 1. Improved reading, writing & learning skills 2. Improved self confidence to enable independent thinking & expression of ideas with assurance 3. New generation of leaders, story tellers & academic achievers produced, effecting change (personal, communities & national level) 4. Enhanced understanding, tenderness & responsiveness to needs of others

Competitive Advantage

The revolutionary LitClubs and Lit Camps cultivate social-emotional development by building resilience and literacy skills together. Guided by “7 Strengths” – Belonging, Curiosity, Friendship, Kindness, Confidence, Courage and Hope – trained mentors create safe and supportive communities where children learn to value their own and other stories, become powerful readers, and use literacy as a guide as they learn to navigate their lives and tell their own stories. The outcomes include an increase of confidence, empathy, academic achievement, and overall love of learning in the student and the parents, increased communication and engagement in education of your children. Involves all forms of communication as part of literacy. Unlike other literacy interventions, this is "Literacy for Academic Achievement and Community Development"

Planned Goals and Milestones

The following are the four Outcomes expected to be achieved (see objectives above): • Improved Sense of Self • Improved Future Outlook • Improved Academic Achievement Milestones a) 90% Improved reading, writing & learning skills by Project End b) 90% of Learners have Improved self confidence to enable independent thinking & expression of ideas with assurance c) New generation of leaders, story tellers & academic achievers produced, effecting change (personal, communities & national level)
Funding Goal300,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted150,000
New Implemented CountriesLesotho, Zambia, South Africa
Recruit2 Country Partnership Coordinators, 2 Project Officers and 20 Mentors
New FeatureEntrepreneurship

The Team Behind the Innovation

GoYe Therefore has the capacity and expertise to implement this project in the communities where there is already a presence. The organisation has trained coordinators and mentors that are readily available to implement the project. The trained Coordinators and mentors have the capacity to train other trainers for the expansion of the project. They are experts in "Literacy for Academic Achievement and Community Development" and have been giving technical support to Botswana & South Africa.

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN AND YOUTH

Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Mar 2019
Dec 2018
Lives Impacted
1,100
Jul 2018
Key Partnership
Research
ORGANIZATIONChildFund Zambia
Jan 2017
New Country Implemented In
Zambia

Supporting Materials

LITCLUB-BASELINE-REPORT-2019-Mutambe-Primary-School.pdf
BRIEF-ORGANIZATION-HISTORY-converted.pdf
MoU-ChildFund-International-.pdf