CAUSE Kids Peer Literacy Program
Leah Yee, Social Media Manager Three days until Giving Tuesday! Compassionate Eye Foundation is committed to finding creative ways to support global development and this year we have chosen to raise funds for CAUSE Kids’ Peer Literacy Program in the Koinadugu District of Sierra Leone.
The program trains 60 secondary school girls to teach younger students how to read. Studying under a full-time literacy coordinator, they will develop the teaching and leadership skills needed to teach phonics and reading. After completing a year of training, they will graduate as peer literacy tutors and teach 2,880 students at nine schools during after-school classes. The high school students receive funds to pay for the necessary school fees, uniforms, and supplies so that they can continue their education. Every one of the students who participate in this program will have a higher chance of continuing their education.
However, the formal education system in Sierra Leone has been severely disrupted by the Ebola outbreak. As a preventative measure, the government has determined that there should not be gatherings of more than 15 people, resulting in school and markets closures. Continuing its focus on education no matter what the challenges, CAUSE Kids has come up with a unique workaround by airing lessons on the radio and holding small group home lessons. The Peer Tutors are working with the classroom teachers to provide small groups of children education.
Celebrate this Giving Tuesday by giving the gift of education and make a donation now. Every dollar donated will be matched by CEF and a sponsor – your contribution will triple in impact!