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EDC Helps Establish 80 Mobile Libraries in Rwanda, by Sean Yi

EDC Helps Establish 80 Mobile Libraries in Rwanda, by Sean Yi | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
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The Education Development Center (EDC), an international NGO based in the US, is helping to establish at least 80 mobile libraries in Rwanda. The project aims to address the alarming lack of reading materials in the country and is expected to be completed by 2016.

The project falls under the Rwanda Literacy, Language, and Learning Initiative (L3), an organization which aims to improve education in Rwanda between grades one and four. L3 focuses primarily on increasing math and reading scores. The initiative aims to make reading and math instructional materials available, and to strengthen English language skills through interactive audio programs. L3 is expected to reach approximately 1.5 million students and nearly 30,000 teachers, while offering one million new teaching and learning materials to Rwandan schools."

 

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Reading Culture Still a Challenge as First Public Library Opens in Rwanda - AllAfrica.com

BY EMMANUEL R. KARAKE:

"Located in Kacyiru, just twenty minutes drive from the city centre, the new building which can seat over 300 people, is expected to change the poor reading culture in the country. The library has a book collection of over 30,000 copies on a variety of topics.

Education experts say Rwanda Public Library Services, which will also be launched today, is a timely intervention to address the poor reading culture in the country."

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