Reading Lab

Details of the organization
The Gambia YMCAs Computer Training Center and Digital Studio
Gambia (Republic of the)
Civil society entities

Information about the project
Reading Lab
Reading Lab
The goal of this project is to create and run a full version of a Reading Lab as presently the pilot phase of the project we initiated in March 2017 ended by December ending 2017. The main reason for starting the reading lab project with focus on schools within the greater Banjul area was based on the learning assessments using the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) or the West African Examination Council (WAEC) revealed poor learning out-comes. Hence there is strong demand to improve learning outcome, this has been necessitated by the continuously poor outcomes in English and Mathematics examinations, mainly affecting public schools, stepping from their inability to communicate and speaking and writing with the English Language. At the Lower Basic Schools (Primary) level a lot of kids, because of high enrolment are on able to read properly or write at grade 1 and 2 hence prompting learning difficulties as they move to higher grades which affect them adversely in their overall learning outcomes especially as the English Language is the official language of teaching in the Gambia.
Local implementation: Gambia (Republic of the), Kanifing Municipality
Ongoing from 08/03/2017 to 09/01/2019
Insist Global Limited

WSIS information
      * E-learning
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Project
  • Training initiative