How mother-tongue literacy is encouraging peace through learning in Nigeria
USAID’s LEARN to Read supports mother tongue literacy for more than 3.5 million primary schoolers in Nigeria. Through its inclusive, child-centered approach, LEARN to Read encourages lasting peace through learning. “We have given individuals at different levels equal opportunities,” said Jamila Dahiru, the Commissioner for Education in Bauchi State. “So we see that playing a vital role in enhancing social and cultural, and even political, co-existence and balances in our society, which will now translate to having a peaceful environment for us to thrive.” The Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) to Read program leverages technical expertise for better early-grade reading outcomes across Nigeria. The program helps strengthen and scale global best practices for early-grade reading across the country.