Camfed Tanzania pioneering collaboration with Worldreader, Kiva and the Government of Tanzania aimed to extend rural girls’ access to education and to help young women to successfully navigate the difficult transition between school and adulthood. The organisation’s English literacy e-reader project brought together the well-established community-led structures of the Camfed model with the innovative use of e-readers to address the change of language of instruction for students transitioning from primary to secondary school.
Through funding from HDIF, the pilot project was implemented in 25 rural partner schools in Iringa Region. 4,500 male and female students were reached directly with technology and support to improve learning outcomes while 25 teachers benefited from access to technology and training. Girls and young women particularly benefited from the project: 500 vulnerable girls were reached with financial support to stay in school and 50 young rural women were trained as learner guides.