An E-reader Intervention with Community Engagement - Girls' Literacy Improved
An e-reader intervention embedded in a "safe space" platform and including community engagement activities, which sought to improve literacy, as well as numeracy and non-verbal reasoning in adolescent girls
56.3% increase in scores on the basic literacy assessment for the arm that included the e-reader & facilitated book group vs. 44.8% for the safe-spaces-only arm & 34.9% for the control arm.
Country of study
Journal of Development Effectiveness; 2021
Journal paper title and link
Effects of an e-reader intervention on literacy, numeracy and non-verbal reasoning among adolescent girls in Zambia: evidence from a randomised controlled trial
Excerpt from Abstract
"The intent-to-treat estimates indicate that girls in the e-reader arm scored significantly better on two basic literacy assessments as well as non-verbal reasoning compared with girls in the control arm."