Nascent Solutions is the implementing partner for a five-year project funded under USDA’s McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program (MGD) in Cameroon. The project targets literacy of school-age children through improved literacy instruction, student attentiveness, and student attendance. The project also intends to increase the use of good health and dietary practices. The project runs from October 2018 to September 2023.
STS designed training materials and facilitate a Training of Trainers (TOT) as part of this MGD project in Cameroon. The training materials focus on instructional strategies for teaching reading in French. STS created two primary technical deliverables—a teacher’s handbook and a facilitator’s guide. The teacher’s handbook provides summary background information on key reading skills, instructional strategies for how to teach each of these skills, and examples of activities teachers can do with their students in the classroom when teaching these skills. The facilitator’s guide included training techniques and guidelines for literacy coaches who train the teachers on how to use the handbook. At the conclusion of our contract, STS facilitated a five-day Training of Trainers with the literacy coaches in Cameroon, who in turn trained teachers on the recommendation strategies.