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Key Information

The LitClub model is an in-depth literacy and empowerment program designed to run outside of school time. Each LitClub serves a small group of girls or boys, ages 10-14, bringing members together once a week for two hours after school for joyful learning, creative expression, community building, and developing social-emotional skills. LitClub results in increases in children's reading and writing capacities, civic engagement, future outlook, and sense of personal value, as well as a positive change in overall literacy levels and reading and writing habits of all community members. Our programs cultivate deeply developed mentor relationships and strong support networks that build towards successful futures. Older LitClub members and LitClub graduates often take on leadership roles as junior mentors and reading role models.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


East Asia & Pacific, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East & North Africa, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cameroon, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jordan, Kenya, Liberia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Thailand, Uganda

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


Not applicable or unknown


Broadway Housing Communities (BHC), The Children's Village, Kenya Education Fund, Museo Rayo, Arab-American Family Support Center, Oakland Unified School District, Ceinode Ghana, Project Pearls, Project Pearls, NYC Mission Socety, Springboard to Opportunities, Detroit Public Schools Office of Literacy, Harlem Dowling, Centre for Development, Un Mundo, Bibliotec, DREAM Project, League of Young Female Leaders, Fabretto, The Children of Haiti Project, Education and English for You, CWS, Hogar Luceros Del Amanecer, Nice Foundation, Youth Action International, Ready for Reading, Ayenda Foundation, World Assistance for Cambodia, Art of a Child, WVED, Women's Organisation in Rural Development, The Women's Initiative in Education, Nigeria Reads, Holy Cross Social Service Society, YiSHDA, Fondation TOYA, Seeds of Hope Foundation, Milele Centre, Global G.L.O.W, Monrovia Football Academy, Otra Cosa Network, Etiv do Brasil, Rukmini Foundation, Go Ye Therefore Zambia, Friends of Thai Daugthers, Bata Foundation, Baladi

Ministry Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Literacy

Cross-cutting areas

  • Mentorship

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


10 - 14

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

Not applicable or unknown

Other populations reached

  • Fathers
  • Mothers

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

  • Mothers' clubs

Life skills education

  • Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills building

Social/gender norms change

  • Engaging parents/caregivers of students or school-age children/adolescents

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • Literacy - in the classroom
  • Literacy - outside the classroom

Women's empowerment programs

  • Advocacy/action

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets
  • Increased literacy

Cross-cutting goals

  • Increased advocacy/civic engagement
  • Increased agency and empowerment