In partnership with INOVASI, Save the Children Indonesia implemented the Literacy Boost (known in Indonesian as ‘Gema Literasi’) pilot in both Sumbawa and North Lombok in NTB. In 2018, more than 200 teachers, principals and supervisors were involved. The pilot aimed to improve the literacy skills of grade two students. It did this by measuring how well students are developing basic reading competencies, and training teachers to help improve student engagement with reading. Tools to raise interest in reading included games, songs and stories. The pilot also sought to increase community involvement in literacy by providing books and libraries, sponsoring reading camps, and other learning activities. This pilot was completed in late 2018.
Pilot: Literacy Boost