Literacy Toolkit from RABNI

This toolkit contains instructions and tools to implement the Ilearn Literacy acquisition program. We leveraged on the TaRL grouping approach, and EGRA for learners progress assessment. This toolkit is developed for the Nigerian context of learners, and designed for implementation in both formal and informal education settings. The Ilearn Literacy toolkit is designed for online/offline delivery and use.

The Ilearn Literacy Toolkit is not an exhaustive model for teaching literacy across Nigeria, it is efficient, but still a work in progress as we will be reviewing and updating annually.

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Needs Assessment Study

We conducted a needs assessment study with our various partners in Nigeria to gain a better understanding of the literacy needs and challenges of their
students and teachers.

Participants: In order to understand the literacy needs and preferences of teachers and students
from diverse learning populations, we formed partnerships with five schools and literacy programs. A protocol was set up and approved for this research project and participants were recruited with
help from main contacts within the partner organizations. In total, the pool of participants
included 118 students, 29 teachers, and two staff members among our five partners. These
participants primarily informed the needs disseminated in this work.

Assessment Method: We employed a combination of observations, interviews, focus groups, and reviews of
secondary data (e.g. class syllabi, curriculum material, class worksheets, etc.) to enhance our
understanding of the literacy needs and preferences of English learners, teachers,
and school administrators. The majority of data was collected over a three-month period in 2019, but also includes data from interviews conducted in 2021 & 2022. In order to
preserve the privacy of research participants, all interview, focus group and survey data were
recorded anonymously.

Results: The following are the findings of our needs assessment study: awareness of the sounds of language, awareness of print, and the relationship between letters and sounds. Other literacy skills include vocabulary, spelling, and comprehension.

How to use the Ilearn Literacy Toolkit

The Ilearn Literacy Toolkit is for teachers, educators, literacy practitioners and anyone with interest in helping one child or a group of learners acquire literacy(reading, speaking, writing and listening in English) skills.

This toolkit is self-instructive, however RABNI periodically organises Trainings on teaching literacy that teachers can participate in to learn how to use the toolkit.

For more information on the next schedule of trainings and/or how you and your school can receive the training, do write our community engagement lead Israel Pender at

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