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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.  Students 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

Categories: Education
Teacher uses locally available materials to create learning materials for class, this keeps students interested

Creative Teaching Methods: Linking theory and practice

by |December 10th, 2013

The concept of “learner centered pedagogy” is embedded in education policies and theoretical jargon in teacher training colleges, but rarely reaches the pupils it is intended to help. The connection between theory and practice is often lost when teachers are forced to manage large classes in poor environments with a dearth of materials and the… read more

CHW Deborah Adjei measures the mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) of 7-month-old Abena Boadiwaah on a home visit in Takorasi, Bonsaaso Millennium Village. The MUAC measurement is an potential indicator of malnutrition - the green result indicates a healthy weight and size.

Perspectives from Women in Bonsaaso on Nutrition Interventions

by |November 19th, 2013

Written by: Uyen K Huynh & Meena Lee In Bonsaaso, Ghana, it is common practice to feed newborn babies water. Water in this district can be infected with rotavirus, which can cause dangerous bouts of diarrhea in newborns, exacerbating Bonsaaso’s malnutrition problem. Changing long-held beliefs – even beliefs that negatively impact community health – can… read more

Young religious students, often without schoolbooks, use tablets, or aloua to write and memorize Koranic verses.

Koranic Schools Pose a Challenge to Millennium Development Goal Two and the Definition of a Basic Education in Potou, Senegal

by |November 4th, 2013

Written By: Diptesh Paresh Soni While there are 54 public primary schools in the village cluster of Potou in Senegal, there are also around 60 private Koranic schools, or daaras. The popularity of the daaras poses significant difficulties for attaining universal basic education in the area: daaras do not teach French, the official language of… read more