One of Engage Now Africa’s greatest emphases is on improving adult education by providing communities with literacy tools to help individuals and families improve their quality of life in the long-term. The organization provides education facilitators with the training, accommodations, and tools they need to enhance the learning experience of students. Engage Now Africa’s adult literacy model is supported and funded by communities and their leaders, trial chiefs, local government ministries, the Peace Corps, and other non-governmental organizations across Africa.
Every year, we conduct a survey of our member organizations to get a picture of the state of adult literacy instruction, including forms and methods of instruction, funding sources, and types of students.
Poem in Your Pocket Day is a celebration of poetry’s influence on literacy and the self-expression of adults and children nationwide. Poetry is used as an instructional tool for learners of all ages. One setting in particular where teaching poetry can be both advantageous and a unique learning experience is in an ELL classroom.
Sammy King was 66 years old when he learned how to read. He was inspired after learning about Helen Keller and decided it was finally time to get the help he needed and become literate. This is King’s literacy journey.
Each president of the New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA) has the honor of selecting a presidential charity during his or her tenure. Current NYSSPA president Mary Springston has selected ProLiteracy as the 2017 presidential charity. Springston is also a clinical associate professor and the director of the Le Moyne College Department of Physician Assistant Studies in Syracuse, New York.
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