Teaching reading and writing skills in West Timor, Indonesia

The project works with 15 primary schools in the rural area of Kupang district

Indonesia is on track to meet Millennium Development Goal 2 - enrolment in primary school.  Approximately 95% of Indonesian children enrol in school and 93% of students entering first grade finish primary school.  However, the poor quality of education in many rural areas is having a detrimental effect on their learning outcomes.

The district of Kupang is comprised mostly of rural and remote communities and struggles to provide high quality education at the primary school level. Low educational attainment starts in the early years of primary school and the children show problems in reading and writing.  The main impact of the project is to improve early grade literacy skills among children in years 1-3 of formal primary school.

The project works with 15 primary schools in the rural area of Kupang district. 2,250 children will benefit from the project.

The main activities are:

  • Provision of reading and writing materials
  • Systematic teacher training and capacity building for school teachers
  • Identification of and capacity building of Master Trainers
  • Training and capacity building of school principals
  • Advocacy meetings with key stakeholders.