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Haiti Holds First National Reading Championship

Samika Bruna Delhomme (L) of Northwest and Loveda Movin of Nippes were named finalists. Photo credit: MENFP

Haiti’s top readers in their country are from the third and fourth grade. Read more >>

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Liberia: “When We Learn to Read, We Can Read to Learn!”

Student and teacher in Liberia. Photo credit: GPE

USAID’s Education team in Liberia joins in Liberia’s first national reading campaign. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Learning How to Read

Children reading in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo Credit: Alain Mukeba USAID/DRC

Students are learning to read through new learning techniques at USAID-supported Kakila Primary School in the DRC. Read more >>

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New Learn-to-Read Method in Yemen Shows Early Promise

Students at the Aisha School. Photo credit: Emily Walker, USAID

USAID’s partnership with Yemen’s Ministry of Education and local governments is making education more accessible to Yemeni children. Read more >>

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Increasing Access to Education in Northern Nigeria

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Through its Northern Education Initiative, USAID is working in Nigeria to strengthen state and local governments’ capacity to deliver basic education service. Read more >>

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Sparking the Love of Reading in Central Asia

When my daughter was younger, each night as I put her to bed, I read her a story. Some of our favorites included Make Way for Ducklings, Ping, and Ferdinand the Bull. Now that she is older and reading on her own, her appetite for books has become voracious.  Evenings find our family’s noses buried in books strewn […]

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New Tool to Assess Literacy

A free electronic tool is now available to quickly and accurately measure the reading progress of young children in the developing world. An adaptation of USAID’s paper-based Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA), the new tool called eEGRA runs in Microsoft’s Excel spreadsheet software, available free on most computers. The new tool was demonstrated for international […]

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Launch of Pakistan’s National Reading Program

This week in Pakistan, I joined Ambassador Cameron Munter, Senior Minister Pir Mazhar-Ul-Haq of the Government of Sindh Education and Literacy Department and local leaders in launching a National Reading Program. The program will help improve reading and math skills for nearly seven million children, mobilize communities to strengthen school management and support the development of three […]

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International Education Week: Early Education Sets Young Nicaraguans on the Path the Academic Success

Identifying problems in early-grade reading is crucial for development in parts of the world where the stakes are high for kids that get behind the learning curve at a young age. Nicaragua is one country that has identified early-reading as a major area for improvement and made widespread efforts to address it. The ministry of […]

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Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) Plus: Liberia

Submitted by Justin Prud’homme In 2008, at the start of the Early Grade Reading Assessment program, a study was conducted in Liberia to assess the reading fluency of students in grades 2 and 3. The study was conducted in 47 randomly chosen schools throughout the country. What the study showed was that Liberian students in […]

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