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64% of 798M illiterate adults in the world are women.  Yet we know that a child born to a woman that can read is 50% more likely to survive past the age 5 and that a mother that talks, reads and singings to children from the moment they are born, pro

64% of 798M illiterate adults in the world are women. Yet we know that a child born to a woman that can read is 50% more likely to survive past the age 5 and that a mother that talks, reads and singings to children from the moment they are born, pro

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Catalina commented on LEMA -Literacy Education and Math Lab-

We haven't... yet.

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Catalina commented on LEMA -Literacy Education and Math Lab-

Hi, sorry for my late reply. It has been adapted to refugee communities in Nicaragua and Guatemala, as well as in Colombia and some schools in Dominican Republic that received and adopted children from Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. We approach these programs as we approach others. 1) We train Learning Coaches. In the case of refugee communities we work with community members either mothers, grandmothers or youth. 2) We provide learning materials that use play as catalyst for learning, which can also be adapted to the cultural needs of the communities. 3) LEMA provides services on a continuos basis, no body is late, there are no grades, there is no homework, just playful learning in small groups that can get together in a variety of spaces from parks, to trees, to homes, to shelters. Every community and situation is different. All programs need to adapt to teh particular needs of teh communities and be sensitive to the human situation and conditions. We work with local and donor organizations to develop and implement the program.

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Catalina commented on LEMA -Literacy Education and Math Lab

Hi Chioma. Latin America is a context we are very familiar with. We are now exploring India and Immigrant and Refugee Populations in the US. The Red Cross has been working on a small pilot with ROM communities in Spain. We see lots of potential to expand to Haiti, Mali and other French Speaking countries. Besides strong partners, we also need funding. So those two factors, determine in a big way our decisions.