Reading Around the World Literacy Initiative
RAWLI is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization bringing innovative solutions to schools in Africa. We advance the goal of ending extreme poverty in Tanzania by equipping teachers with resources and training that allow children to receive a great education.
Causes that need urgent attention
Karakata Primary School is outfitted with 30 Amazon Fire 8 tablets, allowing up to 60 students in a classroom to receive technology lessons. Our technology teacher, Mr. Issa works 5 days a week with the students to help them learn ICT skills and English as a second language. The students love Mr. Issa and we're thrilled to have him working with us!$357.00 donated of $4,000.00 goal
We are awed and SO thankful to Barnes & Noble and our amazing community for another successful holiday book drive! We now have thousands of brand new books waiting to be delivered to Tanzania so we can build our next library. Our hearts are full of joy, and we can hardly wait to get these resources into the hands of teachers and children in Tanzania. We need your help to get these books delivered to the school! We have BIG plans and hope to send another forty foot container so we can include much needed items like construction materials, bookshelves and library furnishings, rugs, chairs, classroom decorations, technology and school supplies. We are seeking in-kind donations for freight and referrals are welcome. We also need cash donations to cover the remaining expenses of import duties, taxes and brokerage fees.$0.00 donated of $10,000.00 goal
English and Technology ESL Pilot Program
Students at two campuses in the Ilala School District are serving as pilot campuses for a program to introduce technology into the school curriculum. Gerezani Primary School and Karakata Primary School students are learning English and ICT using a tablet-based approach. Both Apple OS and Android tablets are being used. Students are taught with a variety of apps, including a Swahili to English ESL app created for RAWLI by Overpass Apps of the United Kingdom.Donate to cause
Some of the success stories
Students are learning English fasterSince adding the library at Gerezani Primary School, students are learning English faster. English language fluency is increasing. The students love the library and we are grateful for Reading Around the World's help. - Maria Shayo, Headmistress
The technology camp was a great project! The kids had an amazing time. I enjoyed working with Reading Around the World. Let's do it again next summer! - Nathan Mpangala, Artist
The students love technology!Students enjoy working with technology devices. The interest levels for the same subjects are higher when the students are working with tablets. They pick up the apps easily and are having fun learning.
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Reading Around the World hosted a technology camp for two primary schools in Dar es Salaam this summer.