By empowering parents to support their children’s pre-literacy foundation, we can give East African kids a stronger start in school and life, and a hope of breaking Africa’s intergenerational cycle of poverty.
Teachers are struggling to meet the needs of classrooms with multiple spoken languages, unequal access to vital resources like the internet, and reading readiness that spans across 10 levels. But students need critical literacy skills now more than ever if they are to excel in automated job markets.
We don’t want to let the cure for cancer slip through our fingers simply because the brain that could have thought it up wasn’t able to get into medical school. As a society, we need to enable the ingenuity of every person to flourish to its maximum capacity.