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Data Driven Literacy For Children

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Today we would like to share a video from Room to Read, highlighting how data drives their work to boost literacy in children


“With so many challenges facing children trying to learn to read around the world, we want to provide more than our best intentions and best efforts.” For Room To Read, this means placing data at the centre of everything they do. For today’s News Roundup, we thought we would share their most recent video, which highlights the role of data plays in their organisation.


Room to Read put “trained data collectors on the ground so that [they] can test and objectively measure the efficacy of [their] programs.”

According to their blog and the video above, “the data not only helps shape program design, it also helps provide ‘live’ feedback and guidance to the educators in the field.” This means they are able to “make the adjustments necessary for their students to become better readers.”

Matthew Jukes, Global Head of Research, Monitoring & Evaluation, sums up their approach as such: “Data drives everything we do here at Room to Read, we’re committed to collecting it because it can keep us honest, on track and efficient. Putting data at the heart of our program design is the way that we can find real solutions to the problems of illiteracy and gender equality that can transform the lives for children all over the world.”

Here at Markets For Good, we appreciate charities taking the time to highlight the power of data, and it’s our privilege to share it with our readers.

Best of luck to Room To Readin further developing their program – be sure to follow them on Twitter and let us know what you think of their approach.