Working in partnership with the Akwa Ibom State Government and the University of Uyo’s Institute of Education, the lead training provider for education in Akwa Ibom State, Read and Write Now significantly improved the reading and writing abilities of more than 90,000 children over 2 years using the fun and successful synthetic phonics method. This method has been proven to dramatically improve literacy levels, especially amongst children for whom English is a second language. The project trained more than 3400 Primary 1 and 2 teachers in the use of phonics using fun actions, songs & stories specifically adapted for Nigerian culture. The project, which ran from 2010-2012 not only led to rises in literacy levels, it also led to changes in the Nigerian draft curriculum and the development of a training model that is currently being replicated in two other Nigerian states. The model is also being piloted in 13 states across Nigeria. You can read the evaluation of the project here, or click on the pictures below to find out more.
Read and Write Now was kindly supported by Isle of Man Overseas Aid Committee, Equitable Trust and The Allan and Nesta Foundation