In 2018, CouldYou? will train and equip 360 teachers with the necessary tools to identify illiterate students and work to get them literate in 5 months. This will impact 22,000 students and every future classroom
There are 17 million school-aged youth in Mozambique
This is an unprecedented opportunity to impact every child in Mozambique. Over the next 10 years, our literacy program could impact 16.7 million school-aged children, as 62% of the population of Mozambique is between the ages of 5 and 25.
As a result of the initiative:
- Literacy rates are projected to increase to 98%
- 85% of people are projected to procure higher paying jobs
- An entire generation of youth will be transformed and ready to lead their country to continued economic growth
In addition, as Chair of the Africa Forum of Former African Heads of State and Government, President Chissano is uniquely positioned to replicate this literacy initiative to other African countries, so the impact can truly be continent-wide.