1.1 million books distributed to all Moroccan primary schools by USAID National Program for Reading

Rabat, Morocco – An effort to rejuvenate reading and writing in the early grades in Morocco is impacting every primary school across the country. ...
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Morocco – Reading for Success – National Program for Reading

National Program for Reading program will support the Government of Morocco to develop a national literacy program to improve Arabic literacy skills in grades 1 through 4. The USAID-funded program aims to improve classroom instruction; expand remedial and extra-curricular reading opportunities at school, at home and in the community; and improve national learning and assessment systems for reading and writing....
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Growing Strong Readers: Morocco’s Revised Arabic Language Curriculum

Morocco has historically struggled with its literacy education. The country’s Ministry of Education collaborated with USAID’s Reading for Success — National Program for Reading (NPR) to revamp the Arabic language curriculum and foster a love of reading. The project was originally planned for grades 1-4, but it was so well received that the Ministry asked to expand it to grades 5 and 6, covering the entire primary cycle....
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Going the Distance: Remote Teacher Training in Morocco

The Moroccan Ministry of Education partnered with USAID’s National Program for Reading (NPR) to train teachers on their newly revised Arabic language curriculum. The project used Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) to train teachers across the country despite challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic....
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USAID NPR Morocco Reading Enrichment

The USAID Reading for Success — National Program for Reading (NPR) collaborated with Morocco’s Ministry of Education to foster a love of reading. Primary school students in the country now have 30 minutes per week for reading enrichment activities like group reading, literacy computer games, and acting out stories. The project printed 1.1 million storybooks and 22,000 teacher’s guides to ensure students have plenty of reading materials to enjoy....
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Research: Sharp learning losses during COVID-19 were eased by new reading curriculum in Morocco

Young students in Morocco fell behind in their reading skills to a concerning degree after schools closed in response to COVID-19, and they may require many years of remedial instruction to attain learning standards, according to research by the USAID-funded Reading for Success – National Program for Reading....
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