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CTA. 2000. Functional literacy. Spore 88. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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At the April 2000 meeting of the World Education Forum (WEF) in Dakar, Senegal, the delegates of 181 countries adopted a framework of action for governments to provide basic education for all. It emphasises the need to reach all those who continue...
At the April 2000 meeting of the World Education Forum (WEF) in Dakar, Senegal, the delegates of 181 countries adopted a framework of action for governments to provide basic education for all. It emphasises the need to reach all those who continue to be excluded from education opportunities. Press service of the WEF: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.education.unesco.org/efa The World Bank and Unesco (Website: www. unesco.org) are among the international organisations most active in supporting functional literacy programmes in ACP countries. World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, Washington DC 10433, USA Fax: +1 202 522 1500 Website: http://www.worldbank.org/ The Association for the Development of Education in Africa, for example, was set up on the initiative of the World Bank in 1988. ADEA, 7-9, rue Eugène-Delacroix, 75116 Paris, France Fax: +33 1 45 03 39 65. Unesco is also one of the founders of an innovative adult education programme in Tanzania known as Integrated Community Based Adult Education. ICBAE was launched in 1997/1998 with projects in four provinces, and seeks to respond to the literacy needs of adults, basing itself on the successful concept of co-driven development. ICBAE, Anthony Ntilema, Ministry of Education and Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Among other local initiatives, some NGOs merit special attention. ALOZ, the Adult Literacy Organisation of Zimbabwe, develops functional literacy tools in Shona, Ndebele and English. ALOZ, Box 4480, Harare, Zimbabwe. In Burkina Faso, the ALFAA method is used to teach French on the basis of functional literacy work, and is aimed at adults and young people beyond school age. They are taught writing, reading and the use of local languages Mooré and Dioula and then a basic French. The method is provided by the organisation Elan-développement, which provides bilingual publications and advisory services, and is supported by the Swiss adult education NGO uvre suisse d entraide ouvrière. Elan-développement, 01 BP 12 86 Ouagadougou 01, Burkina Faso, and AEPJLN, Association des éditeurs et publicateurs de journaux en langues nationales, 01 BP 1197, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In Senegal the CPE centre for herder education is a public sector body, with customised functional literacy services for farmers and herdsmen. CPE BP 10, Linguière, Senegal. Finally, the International Council for Adult Education (Website: www.web.net/~icae) brings together NGOs working on proximity education with adults, while the International Reading Association has a multi-facetted pan-African programme under its strategy of Reading for all, a Pan African voice for literacy. (IRA, PO Box 8139 Newark, DE 19714-8139, USA, fax : +1 302 731 1057 Website: http://www.reading.org/).