Reading CODE – 2012-2016

Reporting Organization:CODE
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 5,881,600
Timeframe: April 30, 2012 - July 31, 2016
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization


Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Ethiopia - $ 1,588,032.00 (27.00%)

Mali - $ 1,588,032.00 (27.00%)

Ghana - $ 1,352,768.00 (23.00%)

Tanzania, United Republic of - $ 1,352,768.00 (23.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (100 %)

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Reading CODE is a literacy project combining access to quality reading materials with educators who have the skills to use these materials effectively. Through its partners in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana and Mali, CODE aims to increase the skills of teachers and librarians in more than 1,000 schools and libraries, sourcing and supplying books, and to improve the learning possibilities of 485,000 children. Reading CODE also connects national publishing industries and education networks to create a sustainable culture of literacy as a means of securing the future of all children and youth, and as a pillar of social development and economic prosperity.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: 485,000
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: Improved reading and writing performance for girls and boys in project classrooms and community libraries; Enhanced gender-sensitive literate environment in project schools and communities.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of March 2014 include: (1) 83 trainers (55 women) were trained to apply appropriate strategies and Reading CODE pedagogy, and 33 (18 women) were certified to train teachers and librarians; (2) 826 teachers (493 women) received training to incorporate reading and writing instructional strategies into their teaching; (3) 372 librarians trained in management and reading promotion (180 women). In Tanzania, the Children’s Book Project trained 32 publishers, writers and illustrators to produce appropriate reading materials. In Ghana, the Ghana Book Trust improved gender responsive programming by sensitizing 46 participants (Head Teachers and monitoring teams). Each participating school will also carry out activities related to 6 book’s titles on gender issues. In Ethiopia, Reading Ethiopia increased access to culturally relevant materials with 233 631 books distributed to targeted libraries and schools. In Mali, despite the instability and civil unrest, the program established 152 reading corners and 1 school/community library. These have contributed to improve reading and writing performance for girls and boys in project classrooms and community libraries and to enhance gender-sensitive literate environment in project schools and communities.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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