RURAL LITERACY PROGRAMS


 

WHY THIS PROGRAM?

Our mission at Create Change is to help people climb out of poverty, and being able to read and write is an incredibly important key to accomplishing this. Led by committed young women who have experienced poverty themselves, our literacy program works to ensure that children in disadvantaged rural communities have the foundation they need to move forward with their education. With a lack of committed teachers and school supplies, children in rural areas fall behind considerably, with only 25% being able to read and write at their grade level.  

 This program is working to ensure all children have the educational foundation they need, and to prove that the best way to change the broken education system in rural communities is by putting young women who are dedicated to solving extreme poverty in charge of the solution.

 

PROGRAM BENEFITS

1. Improved literacy
Literacy clubs first and foremost aim to increase reading & writing skills.

2. Increased retention
When students have proper literacy, drop out rates decrease.

3. Girls' retention & enrollment
With increased support, girls are more likely to enroll & stay in school.

 

4. Female role models
Our literacy are run by young women, and act as role models for girls.

5. Interest in teaching
Girls leaders often want to pursue teaching after leading literacy clubs.

6. Interest in rural communities
Girl leaders become interested in solving poverty in rural communities.

PROGRAM COSTS

LITERACY CLUB FOR ONE CHILD = $32 PER YEAR

$32 provides one child with access to literacy clubs for an entire year.

LITERACY FOR AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY = $2,000 PER YEAR

For just $2,000 per year we can run a literacy program in one community, empowering 4 high school graduates to become literacy leaders and change the future for over 250 children in one community.

 

PROGRAM GOALS

With our Literacy for Rural Primary Schools, the goal is to increase literacy for rural students so they have the opportunity to move on to junior high school. Without proper literacy skills, few students make it past the 4th grade level. Our committed female literacy leaders are working to help rural students increase their reading, writing, speaking and comprehension abilities, as well as build their confidence and commitment towards school.  

 

SHORT TERM OBJECTIVES

  • Increase program reach to over 1,500 primary students
  • Improve literacy rates at partner schools to 60%
  • Increase enrollment in literacy clubs to over 50%

MEDIUM TERM OBJECTIVES

  • Increase program reach to over 5,000 primary students
  • Improve literacy rates at partner schools to 70%
  • Increase enrollment in literacy clubs to 70%

LONG TERM OBJECTIVES

  • Increase program reach to over 15,000 primary students
  • Increase literacy rates at partner schools to over 80%
  • Increase enrollment in literacy clubs to 80%
 

PROGRAM PROGRESS

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820 STUDENTS REACHED WITH LITERACY CLUBS

Schools in 4 communities have been supported with after school literacy clubs.

OVER 3,000 SUPPLY PACKAGES DISTRIBUTED

To assist with learning, basic reading supplies are provided to students.

OVER 700 LITERACY CLASSES HELD

Afterschool literacy clubs are held twice a week in each partner community.

450 READING AWARDS GIVEN OUT

To motivate students reading awards are publically awarded.

8 LITERACY TRAINING SESSIONS CONDUCTED

To empower literacy leaders, girls undergo special training sessions.

10 GIRLS EMPOWERED TO BE LITERACY LEADERS

Student alumni are hired  and empowered to lead our literacy programs.

 
 

OUR WORK ON THE MAP

With this interactive map, you can see where our literacy programs are currently running in Ghana's Northern Region. See where we’re working to change the future of impoverished communities by having young, dedicated women lead programs to help others become literate.

To have a further look, click on the icon in the top left corner of the map, and then click on the box on the bottom left hand corner.  This will give you 'Earth view'.  Get up close and personal by zooming in. 

 
 

THE IMPACT

502 STUDENTS HAVE BECOME MORE LITERATE

3x MORE STUDENTS ARE LITERATE AFTER JOINING LITERACY CLUBS

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PARTNER SCHOOLS HAVE 60% MORE STUDENTS CONTINUE TO JHS 

 
 

EMPOWER A GENERATION OF CHILDREN WITH THE GIFT OF LITERACY.

Consider becoming a monthly sponsor or making a one time donation to help children from rural communities become literate- the first step in being able to climb out of poverty.  As an added bonus, you will be supporting a young woman from a disadvantaged background to become a literacy leader, building her confidence and showing the world exactly what girls are capable of.