by Reading Sierra Leone
on effective, child-centered strategies to promote literacy in their classrooms
supported through teacher development and provision of reading materials
Population: 5.7 million
Area: 71,740 km2
Where We Work: Port Loko District
Did you Know?
In Sierra Leone, 41.9 percent of the population is just 14 years old or younger – making basic education a priority for the future of the country.
Through Reading Sierra Leone, CODE and its local partner, PEN Sierra Leone, want to improve the learning outcomes of primary school children in the Port Loko District by ensuring that they have access locally-developed high-quality supplementary reading materials at school and that their educators are skilled and have the capacity to use these materials to enable learners to read, understand and think critically.
So far, 13 original titles have been published in the Reading Sierra Leone collection. These books were the result of professional development workshops for local writers and illustrators, during which they learned how to produce high-quality children's reading materials. The books feature stories that speak to Sierra Leonean children, poetry, as well as informational text on topics such as transportation, food and animals.
The district where CODE works, Port Loko, was one of the areas hardest hit by Ebola. As children transition back to school after several months of being housebound, the Reading Sierra Leone books they will find in their classrooms will help them to catch up on the education they missed during the crisis, but will also provide much-needed entertainment and hope for the future.
|Ebola and the Lost Children of Sierra LeoneNov 20, 2014...read full article...|
|Illustrators Wrap Up Work on New Reading Sierra Leone BooksJun 04, 2014From May 21st to 28th, a group of illustrators gathered in Freetown, Sierra Leone for the fifth workshop offered by CODE and facilitated by A....read full article...|
|Illustrators Hard at Work on the Next Reading Sierra Leone BooksFeb 12, 2014Illustrators recently gathered in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to start working on the new titles in the Reading Liberia/Reading Sierra Leone Collection....read full article...|
|In the Field from Sierra LeoneMay 09, 2011Blog entry from Meddie Mayanja, CODE Program Manager May 9, 2011...read full article...|
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