Despite improvements in school management and infrastructure, access to textbooks, and lower student-teacher ratios, learning outcomes are still low in Mozambique.
In 2016, a large-scale assessment conducted by Facilidade ICDS through its TPC Mozambique programme found that only 1 of 10 children could read a simple grade 2 story and only 2 out of 10 children could do a basic grade 2 addition sum.
WN Model and Pilot
WN was implemented in 5 schools in 2018 in Larde district, Nampula. Grade 4 students focused on basic reading and mathematics skills for 2-3 hours a day for 9 weeks guided by teachers and Facilidades ICDS staff.
The pilot results are promising. While at the beginning of the pilot, 12.7% of children could read at least simple sentencesand by the end of the pilot, 20.8% could read simple sentences.