In 2022, Watoto Read continues to support early childhood literacy through preschool
Watoto Read’s mission is to resource and advocate for the education of children
and young adults living in refugee camps in Sub Saharan Africa.
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The success rate for refugee students who pass the national year-end exams continues to decrease as they rise in education level. The 2022 UN Refugee Agency results show that only 18% of upper-secondary refugee students passed their year-end exams from the total distributed number of enrolled refugee students. These alarming numbers are a cause for concern and raises eyebrows on the possible causes of a lower pass rate in higher education. Could it be that there are not enough study materials for the advanced subject matters, not enough facilities to provide extra lessons or after-school programs, or the lack of resources available to help students navigate their growing adolescent stage?Find out more about our classroom initiative here: watotoread.com/our-work/construction/ ... See MoreSee Less
According to the UN Refugee Agency, the total number of people displaced from their homes has increased by over 9% between 2021 and 2022. This number rounds up to an estimated 5.5 million children who have been displaced from their countries in the last year.Refugee children who have been stripped from their home countries struggle to enroll back into the educational system and thus lose a vital step in their early childhood development. It becomes harder for refugee children to grow their social development and self-esteem in an unfamiliar environment where opportunities are not the same.You can aid in bridging the gap by donating to our preschool education initiative and make a difference here: watotoread.com/our-work/preschool/ ... See MoreSee Less
Watoto Read understands that early childhood education is critically important for preschool aged children’s structural brain development, social development, and self-esteem. Did you know that 90% ...
The 2022 national exam results show a major decrease in refugee girls’ success rates from the lower primary to upper secondary. The 84% female success rate in lower primary plummets down to 52% in upper secondary, which leads us to shed more light on Amina’s Dream Project.Amina’s Dream Project is an initiative concerning refugee girls that we are continuously striving to grow and develop funds for. Studies show that refugee girls are less likely to further their education once they develop their menstrual period because there are no resources or facilities in place for them. Our initiative to provide menstrual products to refugee girls from middle school is still active but we need more help to improve and add more items to our Days for Girls menstrual hygiene kit. If you would like to donate or get involved in our initiative, email Danielle.firstname.lastname@example.org. ... See MoreSee Less
In 2022, almost 7 000 refugee students were successfully enrolled in schools around the African continent and took part in the national year-end exams. The overwhelming success rate of refugee students in comparison to nationals proves that refugees with access to the same resources as nationals are more likely to succeed in their educational journey and build better futures for themselves.The UN Refugee Agency also notes that along with the high national success rate for refugee students, the country of Gabon, located in Central Africa, had a 100% success rate for all the refugee students in the primary, lower secondary, and upper secondary levels. ... See MoreSee Less
With a full month of 2023 already in the rearview mirror, many will start thinking about ways they can get involved with missions and non-profit organizations around this time. Our team would be grateful for your support, as your donations will help us to continue to serve refugees in need.Remember the words of our Savior in Matthew 25:40. Let those words guide you in the coming months. ... See MoreSee Less