By supporting children, our work can have the maximum possible impact in the long-term.
Enriching primary schools
Our Inspiring Readers programme creates school libraries in African primary schools and trains teachers in how to use those books in the classroom. Since launching in 2016, the programme has reached over 182,000 children in 175 schools across four countries. Many of those schools are now reporting positive changes.
Improved academic performance. In 2017, we evaluated the impact of the first 25 Inspiring Readers school libraries. Across the board, teachers noted an improvement in children’s reading fluency and confidence, and this has improved performance in other subjects. Results from Muringato Primary School, shown below, are typical of the changes in pass rates: