but that they are supported in building our early language and literacy programmes into their broader work (which may include addressing social, health, educational and/or economic challenges).
If you want to use our programmes, there are three steps:
Step 1: Apply
We have an open application process for schools and NGO’s who would like to attend training to use one of our programmes and join our network. If you would like to apply, begin by reading the programme pages of the website. Then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which programme training you are interested in attending. We will let you know when the next training will take place and send you an application form. We look forward to hearing from you!
Step 2: Attend training
Our training is donor funded and includes the resources you will need to start a programme in your context. You will be required to commit to running the programme for at least one implementation cycle – we hope much longer! You will receive a Wordworks certificate after your first cycle of implementation.
Step 3: Continue to run programmes
After training and once you begin using Wordworks programmes, your organisation or school will become a member of WordNetworks. Being part of WordNetworks means:
- receiving quarterly newsletters, updated programme resources and regular updates about literacy related resources and opportunities
- invitations to attend training in one of our other programmes, top up training to build capacity within your school or organisation
- opportunities to participate in refreshers and share ideas with others running our programmes
- access to Wordworks programme resources at a discount
- benefitting from learning visits and/or email/telephonic contact with one of our mentors and the opportunity to be part of whatsapp groups (with regular updates and tips)
- access to monitoring and evaluation tools and templates
Members of WordNetworks commit to sharing their learning and thereby contribute to our collective effort to understand how best to create rich language and literacy learning opportunities for young children.