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In Liberia, Women Find Education, Self-Worth at Imani House International
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on July 26, 2021 in categoryStories from the Field

Today is Independence Day in the West African nation of Liberia. The country, started by former slaves in America, declared its freedom from the United States on July 26, 1847, making it the first democratic republic in African history. ProLiteracy has been promoting literacy in Liberia for 27 years through our partnership with Imani House International. To mark today’s holiday, we want to highlight the outstanding work of Imani House to help adults become more personally independent through literacy and education. 

 


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Students Gain English Conversation Skills Discussing News for You Articles

Randy Fox likes to reserve the last 10 minutes of class time for students to ask him questions about anything.  “I quickly learned that students ask questions that centered on current events,” he said. 

 


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Interns Build Résumés While Literacy Program Gets the Help it Needs
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on July 12, 2021 in categoryStories from the Field

When Jenny Walker moved into the executive director position last year at the Literacy Council of Bowie and Miller Counties, she quickly realized that she needed a team to help her meet the needs of the program  


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International Membership Brings the World of Adult Literacy to Program in Tasmania, Australia
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on June 04, 2021 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNews

Almost exactly one year ago, ProLiteracy expanded its membership options to include International membership. One month later, Libraries Tasmania, from Tasmania, Australia, became the first International member program.  


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Women See Success Using Arabic Language Reading Instruction

A few years ago, ProLiteracy considered how it could combat the major issue of low literacy in the Arab world. In particular, women in this region of the world have the lowest literacy rates among women anywhere. There’s a number of reasons that 26 percent of women in the Arab world cannot read, including poverty, social and cultural norms that favor men, arranged marriages, and generational illiteracy, all of which could be addressed by teaching women to read and write. 


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