Check out this info-graphic on literacy in the world from United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization to understand the importance and realities of literacy.
For more info on literacy, check out this fact-sheet from All Children Reading:
– 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty if all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills.
– A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to live past the age of 5.
Great strides are being made for education in Tanzania recently.
Click here to read about the Tanzanian government’s commitment to increasing the number of computers in schools so students can learn using technology.
Click here to learn more about high schools being constructed for orphans in Tanzania so they can continue their education.
Achieve in Africa has many exciting developments as well!
Have you seen our latest newsletter? We are excited to announce that now is the perfect time to donate to AIA, since the James B. Kisgen Family Foundation will be matching donations up to $6,000 through the end of the year!
If you want to donate and get a sweet t-shirt, check out our partner aQuaint Apparel! $16 of every t-shirt sold goes to AIA. This one is my personal favorite.
Have you seen Achieve in Africa’s videos? Check out what teachers from Olasiti have to say about AIA, their students, and their schools.
I love this powerful and funny video from Mama Hope (who support St. Timothy’s school in Moshi, Tanzania) entitled African Men Hollywood Stereotypes.
Finally, I recommend this video from Plan International about the importance and impact of educating young girls. Click here to support Plan and raise your hand for girls’ education.
What cool resources have you seen on education and Africa? Let us know in the comments below, on our Facebook page, or by Tweeting @achieveinafrica!
– Haley Aubuchon