Burkina Faso
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$1,000 - $10,000
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Throughout Central Africa, populations speak multiple languages and dialects to communicate in their business and social interactions. In spite of this culture of trilingualism, education systems have traditionally used solely French as the primary language of instruction because society’s elites deemed local languages as inadequate for discussing complicated subjects. However starting 30 years ago, Paul Tary Ilboudo found a way to integrate this culture of trilingualism into teaching literacy. Instead of denying access to local languages in education, Paul engineered fast paced courses that used local languages as the building blocks for literacy. With increased student self-confidence and evident progress, this literacy could then become the grounds for students to learn new languages and subjects. Paul has since pioneered this work across Western and Central Africa as well as Madagascar in schools, farming communities, and NGOs. Through this process of integrating local languages into education curriculums, Paul has empowered communities with the capacity to read and write, thus enabling them to excel in social, governmental, and educational systems.

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Mr ILBOUDO Paul a mis au point (ou contribué) plusieurs et stratégies d’alphabétisation : (i) stratégie d'Alphabétisation Formation Intensive de 48 jours permettant à des adultes analphabètes d’être alphabétisés et de maîtriser les notions de base de la comptabilité simplifiée (ii) stratégie de mise en place de centres de formation continue de néo-alphabètes en langues nationales burkinabè pour la formation continue et supérieure des cadres paysans et éleveurs (iii) la méthode d'Apprentissage de la Langue Française à partir des Acquis de l'Alphabétisation en langues nationales africaines, en résumé, méthode ALFAA qui permet à l’issue de l’alphabétisation en langue africaine d’apprendre le français en 150 jours de cours conférant le niveau de la 6ème année primaire et (iv) la formule de l’Education Bilingue en 1994. Deux autres innovations sont en cours à l’actif de Mr Paul ILBOUDO , il s’agit de « alphabétisation intensive pour le développement , AFI-D » et les « écoles Medersa ».
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