Royal Commonwealth Society

Improving Youth Literacy - SDG4

This programme aims to improve literacy skills of 540 children across East Africa and India in light of Covid, esp. those from disadvantaged backgrounds or marginalised groups by development of a Literacy Toolkit. The project will help children to develop key literacy and critical thinking skills.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (226748)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£50,000

Amount raised

£38,850

Donations

58

Championed by The Coles-Medlock Foundation

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

Multiple locations

Situation

This programme aims to improve literacy skills of 540 children across East Africa and India, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, marginalised groups or those unable to attend school because of COVID-19, through development of a digital Literacy Toolkit. The project will help children to develop key literacy and critical thinking skills, encourage an interest in creative writing and expression, whilst recognising the hard work of participants and celebrating their achievements.

Solution

Through consultation with experts in the creative industries and education, a Toolkit will be developed with a programme of 10 workshops. It will be produced in English but delivered through examples and considerations of local literature, introducing different methods of creative writing in an accessible and inclusive way. The toolkit will be available in hard copy format and online/low-bandwidth formats. Post workshop participants will enter the renowned Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition.

  • Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.

    — Kofi Annan