The 5 year, USDA-funded, McGovern-Dole Food For Education program's key objective is to reduce hunger and improve literacy and primary education, especially for girls. This project will leverage gains produced by the lead organization, Catholic Relief Services, which has increased school retention and completion rates though FFE by emphasizing nutrition and education quality through reading in the early grades.
EDC will contribute its successful Read Right Now! early-grade, balanced literacy program in the regions of Mopti and Koulikoro. As part of Mali’s National Education Plan that prioritizes improved literacy instruction, FFE will implement the Balanced Literacy Approach with quality learning materials, and rigorous monitoring of student progress.
The prime award holder for Mali Food for Education is Catholic Relief Services.