In the Philippines, It’s Fun to Read





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Published on Sep 24, 2012

Manila public school teacher Amcy Esteban is getting ten-year olds excited about reading, as part of the Computer Access Mentorship Program. Less than a quarter of grade six public school students in the Philippines read at the required level. Many of the students come from poor families who do not have access to quality books. The program offers a free multimedia tutorial for elementary school teachers to help make reading fun for the students. One of the fundamentals of the program is that in order to get to the students, you work through the teachers.

The Asian Development Bank aims for an Asia and Pacific free from poverty. Approximately 1.4 billion people in the region are poor and unable to access essential goods, services, assets and opportunities to which every human is entitled.

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