FUNCTIONAL LITERACY IN 40 HOURS
Background: Country with level of literacy as low as 25%, Schooling costs (approx. 100 EUR p.a.) is far above the means of most Burkinabe families
Vision: We want to erase illiteracy as much as we can in Burkina Faso and we dedicate our special support to women.
CURRENT SUCCESS: A TOTAL OF 42 CBFL CENTERS IN BURKINA FASO
GOAL: ANNUAL INCREASE OF 600 PARTICIPANTS, EXPANDING WITH NEW LEARNING CENTERS TO RURAL AREAS AND IN COOPERATION WITH TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICE FURTHER DEVELOPING THE CBFL PROGRAM TO MAKE IT OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED BY THE GOVERNMENT
Alphabetization is the key element for economic and social development. It empowers people to lead an independent life and brings about fundamental changes in diverse areas of their everyday life.
The innovative learning method developed by TATA Consultancy Services, a software company in India, has high potential to achieve a breakthrough in the alphabetization of the Burkinabe. The CBFL (Computer Based Functional Literacy) method consists of a computer-based multimedia learning system that teaches an uneducated person to read in a record time of 40 hours. The programme has already shown great success in India. Several hundred literacy centers that follow the CBFL method have been created and transformed thousands of illiterate people into literate ones.
The secret of success of CBFL: The programme focuses on learning words rather than alphabets. For the moment, the programme addresses to Mooré speaking people.