USAID, MoE Launch Five-year 86 Mn USD READ II Project

Addis Ababa November 08/2018 The United States Agency for International Development (US AID) and Ministry of Education (MoE) have launched the new READ II project to Ethiopian primary level reading skills of 15 million children, according to the US Embassy in Ethiopia.

The five-year 86 million USD project will work to improve primary-level reading skills by getting children to begin reading in their mother tongues, helping teachers to become better instructors of reading and supplying schools with supplementary reading materials.

The Reading for Ethiopia’s Achievement Developed (READ) project will work with the ministry to refine and finalize a comprehensive reading package, develop a framework to align reading policies, initiatives, procedures, and resources as well as bring together schools, communities, and education authorities to scale-up this program nationwide, it was learned.

According to the press release of the embassy, the project is also aligned with the broader General Education Quality Improvement Program (GEQIP/E), and will provide training for more than 130,000 teachers in 20,000 schools across Addis Ababa, Amhara, Oromia, Somali, and SNNP regional states during the course of the project.