Rwandan Children’s Book Initiative (RCBI)
Support publishers to produce high quality, age appropriate, Kinyarwanda children’s books and distribute these to schools,
Improve teachers’ skills, knowledge and confidence to use books in support of literacy acquisition and learning outcomes.
Improve literacy skills and learning outcomes for young children in the first years of primary school by increasing their reading, particularly of high quality age appropriateand culturally rich books
This measure will address the book gap by intervening at every stage of the local book chain; going beyond the immediate beneficiaries to develop an entire, self-sustainable, market and industry for good quality, non-textbook, children’s reading materials, in addition to ensuring that books provided to schools can be managed and used effectively.
Support local and regional publishers to produce high quality, age appropriate, local language children’s reading material;
Stimulate supply and demand for this material by agreeing to purchase the materials with the condition that publishers produce more than we buy;
Provide the purchased materials to primary schools;
Train teachers, head teachers, sector education officers, mentors and Teacher to use the materials effectively to better support literacy acquisition and learning outcomes;
The local book industry is supported to produce high quality children’s books in Kinyarwanda.
Sustainable demand for quality children’s books is established.
Teachers and school leaders are trained to manage book collections and use books effectively to improve literacy acquisition and learning outcomes.