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All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) is a global competition that leverages science and technology to create and apply scalable solutions to improve literacy skills in developing countries.

Launched in 2011 by the US Agency for International Development (USAID),World Vision and the Australian Government, ACR GCD solicits creative, cost-effective innovations from the global science, technology, education and broader development communities to improve reading for children in early grades.

Olinga Foundation for Human Development is one of the 32 finalists out of the 450 NGOs globally competing for "The All Children Reading Award" grant by USAID, World Vision and Australian Aid which seeks to provide 48,000 children in Ghana access to literacy methods, training for teachers and literacy primers across four of Olinga's target districts over the next two years.

Olinga Foundation demonstrates innovation, efficiency, and cost effectiveness in its literacy approaches to helping children learn to read among the target populations they worked in across Ghana.

Inspiration: "The inspiration for the Olinga Foundation for Human Development: Training for Transformation program is based on the fact that teaching is the most important act of service to the community and that children have the right to quality education that ensures their literacy attainment," says Project Manager Leonard Nubuasah

Funding by: USAID, Australian AID, and World Vision.

Recognition for the Ashoka Award for Education

  • The Enlightening the Hearts Literacy Campaign of the Olinga Foundation, was ranked 11 out of 300 NGOs by the Hewlett Packard Foundation award for the best education programs in Africa under its Ashoka Award for Education

Two commendation by the Ghana Education Sector

Recommendations from the program teachers

"The syllabic and phonic approach to breaking the words down is making it very easy to teach the Ghanaian language in my classroom."

Mpohor Anglican Primary, Mpohor, Western Region

"I enjoy using this methodology in my school. I no longer restrict its usage in my 'Ghanaian Language' classes; however use it also in teaching other subjects."

Sakabo D/A Primary School, Afram Plains, Eastern Region

"The method is very interactive. Therefore I'm very confident in my teaching and the children enjoy learning from me."

Catholic Education Unit, Afram Plains, Eastern Region

"It is very interesting as to how the program has been set. The children are improving in their reading and writing skills like never before"

Pensanom D/A Primary, Wassa Amenfi, Western Region

"When teaching, the interest of the children arises, it encourages them in their reading. The method is having a great impact on the students. They remember what they learnt in lower primary, and when they move to upper primary, their understanding is very comprehensive."

Asuboi D/A Primary, Suhum Ayensuano