OUR WORK HAS A GLOBAL IMPACT
We do our best to reach and teach as many students as possible, wherever they may live. Some of our classes are held in old shipping containers in Liberia, under a mango tree in Mozambique, and in donated spaces. Where there is thirst for knowledge, Alfalit tries its best to deliver programs. Alfalit has been recognized by USAID as an organization committed to providing programs in the hardest-to-reach areas of post-conflict countries. Every year, we teach more than 120,000 in 24 countries.
Alfalit provides its programs FREE OF CHARGE to all its students.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
EXPLORE OUR WORK IN THESE SELECT COUNTRIES
PROBLEM: 32 million adults in the United States are illiterate. This equals to 14% of the population. In the Miami-Dade region, 52% percent of the population — approximately 800,000 individuals — are classified as lacking basic literacy skills. MORE
PROBLEM: 37% of women in rural Bolivia are illiterate; 14% of the men are illiterate. While women’s participation in the economy has reached high level, they have a low capacity to generate income. MORE
Democratic Republic of the Congo
PROBLEM: In the DRC, 44% of women are illiterate. Nationally, 35% of the population is illiterate. The education system in the DRC is currently grossly inadequate and incapable of reaching a critical mass. MORE
PROBLEM: 900,000 remain illiterate in the Dominican Republic despite the great strides the country has made in trying to achieve 100% literacy. Access to education and classes is limited in rural communities. MORE
PROBLEM: 45% of men and 49% of women are illiterate. These statistics falls well below the 90 percent average literacy rate for Latin American and Caribbean countries. The country faces shortages in educational supplies and qualified teachers. MORE
PROBLEM: 70% of Liberia’s rural citizens are illiterate. Across the country, 40% are illiterate. 4,608 died in Liberia. Thousands of children have become orphans. MORE
Subjects: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Reading Comprehension, Health and Nutrition. Read and write a 1,471 word vocabulary in 216 hours of class study. Graduates receive equivalent of a 3rd grade level of education
BASIC EDUCATION FOR YOUTH AND ADULTS
Target Population: Undereducated youth and adults
Program Components: Education up to a 6th grade level in Reading and Writing (Spanish, Portuguese, French, Creole, and English), Social Studies, Math, Science, Language Arts, and Civics • Streamlined into the private and public education system • Job skills training and entrepreneurial programs
Alfalit offers scholarship and financial aid programs for teachers and students dedicated to furthering their training and academic experience in a professional/vocational school, high school and/or university in select countries. Last year, Alfalit sent over, 4000 students on to formal schools. Certification testing for students is administrated by each nation’s Ministry of Education.
JOB AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING
Job, skills and work-readiness training commensurate with the local needs (e.g., farming and agriculture, sewing, microbusiness management)
Alfalit provides training for local teachers to enable them to teach the primary and secondary curricula.
The cost per student for a 1-year program is $117. The student will learn how to read, write, and do basic math up to a 3rd grade level of education.
The cost per student for a 2-to 3-year program is $234. The student will be provided a basic education program from a 3rd grade level to a 6th grade level of education.
AN IMPORTANT, STRATEGIC PARTNER Founded in 1958, Läkarmissionen (http://www.lakarmissionen.se) is a foundation based in Sweden that provides humanitarian programs in 40 countries in four continents. Läkarmissionen “aims to assist those people who have the greatest absolute needs and with the help of self-sufficiency programs to create conditions for lasting change for these people.” Alfalit International enjoys a close partnership with Läkarmissionen to provide literacy, basic education and other programs in several countries. Läkarmissionen is an important and critical partner and supporter of Alfalit. Its joint programs are delivered seamlessly and maximizes the strengths of each organization to reach and teach as many men, women and children as possible. For more information about this partnership, please email [email protected]