Success in Early Reading Pilot Project in Mali and Niger
Implementation report summarizing the outcomes of Plan International's early grade reading pilots in Mali and Niger, completed in July 2008. Plan partnered with two NGOs to implement the pilot phase in Mali and Niger. In Mali Plan worked with IEP (Institut pour l’Education Populaire) to undertake a reading instruction program in Bamanankan in grade 1 classes of 25 primary schools located in the Baroueli area. It was 64 lessons in length. In Niger Plan worked with VIE to implement a reading program in Zarma in 10-second chance schools in the Tillabery area and 6-second chance schools in the Dosso area. These schools are attended by adolescent girls and boys aged 8-17 years who have never attended formal schooling and are therefore illiterate. There the program involved 55 lessons.