All Children Reading– a partnership between USAID, AUSAID and World Vision shared this photo of a Standard 1 classroom in Malawi. The average primary school class sizes range from 36 to 120 pupils per teacher. Classrooms of this size prevent learning. Despite the fact that these children sit in a classroom full of books, many of the children in this class are not able to read a single word.
In the upcoming month Strong Women, Strong World will share more about what can be done to change education policy. Building a Strong World begins with a true education; primary school is more than bodies and buildings. All children deserve a chance to learn to read so that in the future they have the ability to read to learn.