This project will help improve literacy instruction and reading supports in primary schools in Ghana, Honduras, and Nicaragua by adapting and scaling the Unlock Literacy Learning Network approach, which has been successfully piloted in over 30 countries. The approach addresses the ways children in grades 1-3 learn to read, and how teachers, parents, and communities can help, regardless of their literacy level. It also helps communities build a culture of reading in school, at home, and in the community. The model incorporates reading assessments, teacher training, community action, and teaching and learning materials.
Through collaborative action research, the consortium will work with teachers, reading camp facilitators, school administrators, ministry of education personnel, community members, and parents to adapt the Unlock Literacy approach within local learning systems. Technical experts will help to develop all research tools, resources, methods, and approaches for cultural appropriateness, language, gender-responsiveness, and inclusion.