The ALfA is a reverse methodology that uses cognitive mind connections, and self-led peer work to make learning accelerated and joyful. There is no rote learning and no teaching of the alphabet. Children go straight to reading words.
They learn to decode and blend words from the first day. Even three-year olds can read the three-letter words from the beginning and simple sentences within weeks. The 5+ children can read storybooks and newspapers within three months, and many of the 7 year olds within one month.
The next goals are reading fluency through lots of reading practice, reading comprehension, and vocabulary development.
ALfA: Accelerating Learning for All is a child-centric, process-led pedagogy that is producing rapid improvements in learning by all. It is ground-breaking, swift, zero or low cost and effective.
ALfA is the school version of the Global Dream process and toolkit which was created by program author Dr. Sunita Gandhi and grew out of many years of research work in real laboratories of children and adults.
After trials with many learners, Global Dream disruptive methodology was converted in 2014 into a Toolkit for the teaching of literacy and numeracy by anyone, anytime, anywhere.
Currently, Global Dream Disruptive ALfA is used for school based projects and the FLN Toolkits are used for the adults and children-out-of-school or NGO-based programs for children. Technically, the Global Dream FLN Toolkit can be used for schools also but ALfA process is designed exclusively for schools. These can be schools run by the government or private bodies.
Capacity Building of Government Officials, Volunteer Organisations, Teachers and Volunteers, Master Trainers and others is carried out in collaboration with GETI: Global Education & Training Institute.
The Literacy Now app enables teachers and volunteers to conduct interactive assessments and deliver interactive content including videos and games to teach FLN in an enjoyable and effective manner. The app will also enable partner organizations like governments, schools and NGOs to use large-scale data for decision-making. DEVI Sansthan has received a grant from State Bank of India Foundation to develop the app and interactive content..
Through Student Volunteers
Through Adult Literacy with Emphasis on Women
In addition, the program has grown manifolds through strategic partnerships since we moved into sharing and expansion phase in 2021. These have created the circumstances for the project’s growth into the future, and its long-term sustainability.
Through Nationwide Implementation in the Maldives
Through Pilots in several countries including:
Through Government Partnerships in India
Through International Collaborations in 100+ countries
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Inviting you all to join the READING REVOLUTION by adopting the Accelerating Learning for All or ALfA pedagogy!