Literacy for Bundibugyo: A Training Manual

Publication year: 
1993

This manual has been developed for facilitators working on ActionAid's pilot literacy programme in Bundibugyo, Uganda. Following on from the Freirian model of literacy teaching, the programme has introduced PRA techniques to strengthen the discussion stage. Rather than having a literacy primer, the course is based on thirty units each of which uses a specific PRA technique (eg Hungry Season Calendar) together with visual "symbol cards" to generate discussion. Each unit includes an information section (eg how to build a maize store) and details on how to teach the key word. Practical teaching tips, such as timing and what to do about drop-outs, are covered as well as the theoretical questions, what is literacy? and why teach literacy? The appendices include illustrated examples of PRA activities and "symbol cards", ideas for post literacy, indicators for monitoring progress and criteria for recruiting facilitators.

Interest groups: 
Useful to fieldworkers and trainers planning to link literacy with PRA - a particularly good approach in a multi-lingual context as the same curriculum can be used in different languages.
Source publication information
Source: 
Mimeo
Pages: 
89p.
Publisher
ActionAid
David Archer, ActionAid
London
Holdings: 
IDS
Publisher reference: 
ActionAid

How to find this resource

Shelfmark in IDS Resource Centre
A : Participatory Approaches : Reflect 151