Lecture Pour Tous
After increasing access to education, Senegal is turning its attention to ensuring that all children learn to read in the early grades.
Over the last two decades, Senegal has made notable progress toward increasing the number of children who enroll in and complete primary school. Now, the government is pursuing nationwide reform to ensure the quality of classroom instruction is high and inspire families and communities to become involved in helping children learn. USAID/Lecture Pour Tous supported the Senegalese government’s efforts to boost early-grade reading, particularly through its national reading program. The program introduced practices, such as the use of mother-tongue instruction and communications that promoted social and behavioral change, to encourage families and communities to become more involved in their children’s education. Drawing from local research, USAID/Lecture Pour Tous developed a strong policy framework to increase and sustain long-term student reading outcomes.