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After a year of hard work, the Project Literacy Community of Practice is coming together to share our five co-developed tools and resources to support the work of literacy practitioners worldwide. Join us for a day of working group pitches, collaborative dialogue, and networking with peers and industry leaders who are shaking up the literacy field.
The Literacy Partners Summit is hosted by Project Literacy, Results for Development (R4D), and members of the Summit Task Force.
Presenters to be announced soon!
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM EDT
Arrival & Breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM EDT
Welcome & Introduction
Molly Jamieson Eberhardt
Program Director, Results for Development
Social Impact Partnerships Manager, Pearson
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
Literacy Tool Pitch Series
Each of the five working groups will give a short pitch about their co-developed tool, explaining how it was created and what it aims to achieve. There will be time for Q&A on each tool.
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM EDT
Participants will break into small groups and dive deeper into three of the tools and resources.
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Roundtable Discussion: Reflections and Collective Action
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Roundtable Discussion: Building a Global Collaborative Movement in Literacy
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
Literacy Partner Spotlights: Conversations on Successes & Shared Challenges
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Interactive Activity: Surfacing Connections among Literacy Partners
1111 19th St NW, #700
The Literacy Partners Summit will be held at R4D's office at 1111 19th Street NW, conveniently located in the heart of Washington, DC. The event will include a live stream component for virtual participation.
In-person attendees: Sign in at the registration desk in the lobby and come up to the 7th floor.
Virtual attendees: A live stream link will be sent to all registered attendees. Virtual attendees should still register.
About our Hosts
Results for Development (R4D)
R4D works with change agents around the globe to create self-sustaining systems that support healthy, educated people.
Pearson is the world's learning company with more than 24,000 employees in nearly 60 countries and a mission to help people make progress in their lives through learning. Pearson combines world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. They believe that wherever learning flourishes, so do people.
A global campaign founded and convened by Pearson that aims to end illiteracy by 2030 through building partnerships and driving action.
Wanjiku Munyiri, Worldreader (Nairobi, Kenya)
Worldreader champions digital reading in under-served communities to create a world where everyone can be a reader. Wanjiku Munyiri is the Regional Manager for Impact and Evaluation at Worldreader. She ensures that evidence is generated across all of Worldreader's programs, and is passionate about measuring and recording results and learning from data.
Rana Dajani, We Love Reading (Amman, Jordan)
We Love Reading aims to create change-makers by fostering the love of reading for pleasure among children all over the world by training local volunteers to read aloud in their neighborhoods. WLR is a grassroots initiative that is simple, cost efficient, flexible and sustainable. It is based on research and rigorous evaluation.
Literacy4All's program "LEMA" prepares teachers, mothers, grandparents, and community leaders to effectively motivate and promote the acquisition of literacy and numeracy skills, using play as a catalyst for learning.
Jamison Crawford, Data Scientist (New York, USA)
Jamison is a data scientist based in Syracuse, New York, where he helps non-profit organizations hone their data maturity and data literacy. He taught English as a New Language for several years before studying public and non-profit administration at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Dominic Shakava Ambani, Family Support and Rescue Organization (Kakuma, Kenya)
FASRO is a community development non-profit organization promoting education, health care, water and good sanitation coverage in remote and rural areas of Kenya. The organization's motto is "Quality mind, quality life."
Amit Pathak, Literacy Practitioner and Data Scientist (New Delhi, India)
Amit Pathak is a literacy practitioner and data scientist. He recently designed India’s first standardized online reading assessment, which was enjoyed by over 57,000 students across the country.
Uma Nnenna, Readabook Nigeria Initiative (Abuja, Nigeria)
Uma is a quality education advocate, personalized learning enthusiast, and Founder of ReadABook Nigeria Initiative (RABNI).
Margaret Nankinga, Luganda/Lusoga/Lugwere Cross-border Language Commission (Kampala, Uganda)
Margaret is Coordinator of the Luganda/Lusoga/Lugwere Cross-border Language Commission, an initiative of the African Academy of Languages (ACALAN). The Commission aims to promote multilingualism in the education sector and works to ensure the development of African languages as factors of integration and respect for values, mutual understanding, and peace.
Josh Cleveland, Oneness-Family Montessori School (Washington, DC, USA)
Josh is an educator and education researcher who has worked on various education projects in Ghana, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, and India. Currently, he teaches reading and writing at a Montessori school in Maryland, USA.
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