Reading Around the World Literacy Initiative
RAWLI is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization headquartered in Austin, Texas that provides innovative solutions to ending the cycle of poverty in Africa by helping ensure that every child receives a good 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
Reading Around the World has donated over 1,000 books to the school library at Karakata Primary School, but because the roof has holes, these books must be stored in the office of the Headmistress. The books are carried in baskets by the children each day from the school office to prevent damage to the books in case of rain. Repair of the roof to seal the holes will allow the books and technology devices to remain in the library and allow the students additional time to read and learn.$0.00 donated of $5,000.00 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.