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Stephan commented on Give Them culturally relevant stories for sucess

Ok so our two target countries Ethiopia and Tanzania have a respective literacy rate of 39%and 69.4%:

Ethiopia overall39% , male 49.1% , female 28.9%
Tanzania overall 69.4% , male 77.5% , female 62.2%

Compared to 99% for all sexes in most Eurpean and North American countries....

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Stephan commented on Give Them culturally relevant stories for sucess

Hi Maurizio, thanks for your feedback. Yes reading and the parent child bond is very important, but I don't know if an e-reading application would be the most apropriate solution in this case. I am trying to find concrete numbers, but I imagine we are dealing with a large % of a population that is illiterate and without dependable power source or e-reader devices.
These are all solvable issues of course, but maybe in the course of solving those issues we are making the problem larger than it actually is?

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Stephan commented on Reading Is Very Important

Fascinating point, but how will you get over the issue of low literacy rates in the target countries? I guess the mentorship would also work in just storytelling environments? Are there ratios of "mentor - child" that could be important to keep in mind?