Carolina is now confident in her literacy skills, writing her name and the alphabet clearly on the blackboard during a reading camp session. Her commitment to learning earned her first place in the reading contest for her age category during the celebrations for International Day of the African Child.
Carolina’s success is the result of learning both at school and in the reading camp.
“Reading camp lessons helped me prepare myself for the reading competition,” enthused Carolina.
Community-led learning support
The reading camps have been set up with the help of World Vision, who trained community volunteers known as “reading camp promoters” to lead the sessions.
Paulo Eduardo, a reading camp promoter, explained: “The parents are supportive of their children’s efforts in reading. Also, the community leaders are active in mobilising children to go to the school and attend our sessions.”