MARCH IS LITERACY MONTH

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  • A Rotary Foundation 3-H Grant that introduced the concentrated language encounter
    (CLE) method to Brazil in 2001 continues to boost literacy rates among low-income families throughout the country.
  • Today, more than 1,900 teachers and other educational experts have learned the method that has taught more than 72,600 beneficiaries how to read and write.
  • Through CLE, students learn from group texts and activities rather than rote memorization and repetition.
  • Dozens of local Rotary clubs are now promoting and supporting CLE methodology in Brazil.
  • The active involvement of local Rotarians has also led to numerous non-grant projects to help schools with materials, meals, and health care.
  • One school that adopted the method is Sônia Braga Ribeiro, an oasis in a crime-ridden area of Contagem.
  • Many of the students come from destitute families who must collect trash to make a living.
  • march08.jpgmarch08.jpgThe CLE method is successful because students work in groups, so if one student is struggling, his classmates will help him out.
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