CFYDDI Presence at the11th Pan- African Literacy For All Conference (PALFA)

IMG_8697CFYDDI Team Leader Enoch Magala welcoming the President of the Republic of Uganda HE. President Yoweri kaguta Museveni at the Pan_ African Literacy For All Conference.

His Excellence President Yoweri Kaguta Museven President of the republic of Uganda encouraged Ugandans to master reading and writing skills, saying it is a crucial issue that it should not be ignored as a key to personal transformation and national development.
The president underlined the importance of literacy by assuring Ugandans that the government is committed to ensuring all Ugandans are literate. Speaking to over 1000 delegates from over 40 countries to a forum of experts. On the Theme: Literacy: A Bridge to Equity from 20th-22nd August 2019!!
Uganda host for the second time the conference on behalf of Africa, after hosting it in 2003 and it’s the only literacy conference on the continent. in attendance was also the International Literacy association Executive Director Ms. Marcie Craig Post.

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The Minister of State for primary Education. Hon: Rosemary Seninde at the centre franked by the Ministry of education Officials, Ms Marcie Craig Post the exective Director for International Literacy Association far right,  Chairperson International Development Committee- Africa (IDC-A) Ms. Margaret Muthiga first on the left hand and the patron for Reading association of Uganda Mrs. Tumusiime Loy.

Opening of CFYDDI Community Library by The Minister of State for primary Education Hon: Rosemary Seninde Opens a bigger opportunity for CFYDDI Community library team to benefit from the first lady’s Scholarship to participate at the 11th Pan- African Literacy For All Conference (PALFA)
The first lady, Honourable Janet Kataha Museveni who heads the ministry of Education and Sports. Benefiting from the first lady scholarship scheme to attend the 11th PALF conference is recognizing the community work we undertake at the community level.
The brief from the state minister for primary education Hon: Seninde on community libraries interests the first lady who picked interest in the community library initiatives and she started by inviting representatives at the literacy conference and we look forward to further meaningful engagement.
Organized by the Reading Association of Uganda (RAU), and the education ministry, the conference provided a platform for literacy experts and researchers to come up with various interventions and findings that will position literacy as a bridge to equity.

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The three- day conference brought together delegates including researchers, policy makers, sociologists, multilateral partners, curriculum specialists and literacy educators. The discussions rotated on nine sub-themes such as literacy teaching and coaching across the curriculum, early childhood teaching and learning, gender and sustainable literacy equity, and literacy for equitable student achievement.

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During a Group photo with the ministry of Education officials and the Guest of Honour Minister of State For Primary Education Hon: Rosemary Seninde after officially opening the 11the Pan- African Literacy Conference at Serena Hotel.

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Children from various schools during a joint  presentation. Amongst the key note speakers lined up included Prof. Mohmood Mamdani, Dr. Sakil Malik, Dr. Robinah Kyeyune and Dr. Wendy saul.

Compiled by CFYDDI Communications team.

 

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