Our award winning literacy program is going strong and our new classes started in April in Bossan. We are pleased to have a new teacher Mme Sangla Senatus. Because of high demand for a spot in the classes we have had to separate the kids to have classes for the younger kids and the older kids so we now have two sessions instead of one.
In the isolated, subsistence-based villages where GOALS works, there are no schools, no paved roads and no electricity or running water. Nearly all adults are low- or non-literate and just 72% of children attend school. The ‘Leveling the Playing Field’ literacy project uses the power of sport to build locally-led literacy programming in order to create fully literate communities, thereby improving local leadership, health and future earning potential.
To date, 64 children and 20 adults have successfully completed the program, each achieving measurable progression in learning. As a group, students have improved from a starting average test score of 13% to a final score of 66%.
For children who cannot attend school and adults who never had the opportunity, the GOALS literacy program provides their first chance to learn to read and write, establishing a more equitable playing field for everyone.
We hope to bring our literacy program to all those that need it in our villages as we know it provides life changing results. Join us in changing the playing field and impacting our communities one child at a time, consider donating today!
GOALS is changing lives through soccer, and creating new opportunities for Haiti’s brightest young leaders and you are a part of that important work.
We know that we could not achieve our vision without support like yours.