Literacy boost Malawi: year 2 report

Author(s): Mabeti, Francis; Dowd, Amy Jo

Organisation(s): Save the Children (USA)

Date: 2011

Pages: 13 p.

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The Literacy Boost program is an intervention focused on working with teachers and communities to improve children’s reading skills. In its second year of implementation in Malawi, Literacy Boost demonstrated school-wide impact, the potential for enhancing efficiency, achieved significantly higher reading gains on average than in year one, had significant impact on learning even in the face of huge class sizes, as well as on lesson delivery and community action in support of education. This summary offers an overview of the achievements made by students after a second year of Literacy Boost implementation and points towards several identified areas of future action.

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