Advancing Family and Intergenerational Learning in Ethiopia

7 November 2018

Key literacy stakeholders in Ethiopia have been trained to develop and implement family and intergenerational literacy and learning approaches. The training took place in Adama, Ethiopia, from 29 September to 3 October 2018.

The five-day practice-oriented workshop engaged district education officers, adult literacy facilitators, pre-primary teachers, researchers, and professors in the field of adult and non-formal education from three regions of Ethiopia:  Oromia, Amhara and the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region (SNNPR).

A wide range of topics relevant to the implementation of family literacy programme were discussed, including instructional strategies and joint learning activities, developing culturally and contextually relevant learning materials, assessment and programme monitoring.

Participants defined their roles and responsibilities in implementing effective family literacy programmes and developed sessions and activity plans for joint parent-child learning sessions, to be implemented through three selected community learning centres.

This workshop was the second to be offered as part of the UIL Family Literacy and Learning Project, which is funded by Germany’s Federal Foreign Office. This project, which aims to strengthen the capacity of literacy stakeholders in Africa to enhance the quality of literacy education for adults and children, is implemented in close partnership with the UNESCO Office in Addis Ababa and the Ministry of Education of Ethiopia.