Our Sisters Read

  • P Project/Program

? Activity Status: Unknown

Key Information

Through access to books and implementing reading activities both in and out of school, Our Sisters Read helps create a lifelong love of reading.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Sub-Saharan Africa

Kenya, Senegal

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


Not applicable or unknown


LuminAid, Johnson &Johnson, Global Giving, The Chicago Community Trust, Caterpillar Foundation, Manaaki, Neutrogena, IBM

Ministry Affiliation


COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Meets gender-transformative education criteria from the TES  


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Teacher training


  • Literacy

Cross-cutting areas

  • Gender equality

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls in school, Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Access to school

  • Alternative learning centers/mobile schools/home schools

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community mobilization
  • General awareness-raising/community engagement

Educational Technology

  • Digital devices for the purposes of studying, learning
  • Digital learning materials/programs

Increased availability of learning materials

  • Increased availability of Fiction/non-fiction books (paper)
  • Textbooks (paper)

Reducing economic barriers

  • Addressing cost of school supplies

School-related gender-based violence

  • Training of school personnel (including teachers)

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased literacy

Cross-cutting goals

  • Increased agency and empowerment