Malawi

On International Mother Language Day: Use science driven approaches to improve local language literacy

by |February 21st, 2018

Previous research suggests that teaching in local language that the children are familiar in makes them literate faster. Many countries have formulated policies to ensure that local language is the language of instruction at school. However, many countries still prefer English or French as their official language at school. Research suggests that it takes at… read more

Literacy focused workshop for MVP East Africa teams

by |October 1st, 2014

In late September, MVP education team members from New York, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya gathered for a workshop hosted by MVP Mwandama to share ideas and approaches to teaching children basic literacy. The workshop included local partner organizations also focusing on literacy in the Zomba Rural district, including representatives from Save the Children and… read more

Breaking Down The Basics: A Community Based Local Language Literacy Program in Mwandama, Malawi

by |July 16th, 2014

Global attention is increasingly being drawn to learning levels of students in school, particularly literacy. ┬áStudents in low income countries often drop out of school early, and leave either illiterate or with very limited reading abilities.[1] For those who do remain in school, they are often found to have very poor reading skills, even in… read more

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