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
We are thankful to our community and to Barnes and Noble for your generous donations of books, school supplies and technology. We have now collected enough books to build a library at Umoja Primary School in Dar es Salaam! 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 help with funds to deliver these resources to the school! We have BIG plans and hope to send a forty foot container which will include many resources and supplies for the school district - we have thousands of books, and also plan to send bookcases, rugs, chairs, school supplies, classroom decorations and technology. 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.