Literacy

There are 774 million illiterate people in the world

and 2/3 of them are female

The Program

Through access to books and implementing reading activities both in and out of school, Our Sisters Read helps create a lifelong love of reading.

Our Sisters Read

Create libraries and ICT centers
for both young students and also the entire community
Create mobile libraries
that bring books, solar lanterns and tablets to remote villages
Develop reading activities
that are fun, engaging, and adaptable by grade level
Teacher training
in reading activities and library practices to build local capacity
Adult literacy classes
to bridge the home-school gap and better women's own situations
Community meetings
to foster grassroots support for literacy

Our Sisters Read

  • Improves foundational reading skills
  • Encourages and motivates students to read
  • Builds supportive families and communities

Our Sisters Read

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Students acessing lending libraries & computer labs
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Teachers trained in reading program activities
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Women attending adult literacy classes
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Literacy is the foundation for all learning. There is a clear and direct link between increased education - including literacy - and declining levels of poverty.