Usaid / Alfalit History
Congress Supports Alfalit's Work
Foreign Ops Bill H.R. 4811 Conference Report 106-997, page 78 notes: "… [Congress] support[s] the work of Alfalit International, …. Alfalit's proven record during the past three decades has helped significantly reduce child and adult illiteracy …. direct[s] [US]AID to provide $1,500,000 to Alfalit to develop and implement programs …in countries in which [US]AID operates."
Congress urges USAID to provide $1,500,000 to Alfalit to develop and implement literacy programs in countries in which USAID operates.
USAID Awards Funds for Alfalit's Adult Literacy (15+ years) in Angola & Bolivia
· Appropriated Amount: $1.5 Million · Enrolled 162,000+ students in literacy and basic education · Trained 5,407 volunteer teachers Countries: Angola: $801,727; Bolivia $698,274 Duration: 1year. 4 months
USAID Extends Funding for Alfalit's Adult Literacy in Angola & Bolivia AND adds more $ for Basic Education in Bolivia
· Appropriated Amount: $1.5 Million · Distributed 1 million primers and other educational materials · Ministries of Education in Angola, Bolivia and Dominican Republic recognize Alfalit's Certification of successful students in Literacy · The White House & UNESCO publicly acknowledge Alfalit's program excellence Countries: Angola: $585,042; Bolivia: $914,958
USAID Extends Funding Again for Programs in Angola & Bolivia
· Appropriated Amount: $2.49 Million · Distributed 1 million primers and other materials · Ministries of Education and other authorities again recognize the merit of Alfalit's programs Countries: Angola: $490,000; Bolivia: $1,327,546; Dominican Republic: $672,453 Duration: Angola: 1 year 3 months; Bolivia: 3 years; Dominican Republic: 3 years
Congress Continues to Express Support of Alfalit
USAID Partners with Alfalit to Offer Preschool (4 & 5 years)
· Appropriated Amount: $10.49 M · Enrolled 146,000+ students in literacy and basic education ·Distributed over 2 million books ·Trained 3,546 volunteer teachers ·Exceeded cost-share – raised $3.5 million ·Alfalit recognized by Ministries of ·Education in Angola and Liberia ·Countries: Angola: $6,590,000; Liberia: $2,900,000 ·Duration: 9 years
Distinction of Alfalit's Programs Noted Again!
Latin America-The Committee is aware of the work of Alfalit International in providing literacy and basic education programs in Bolivia and the Dominican Republic.
Distinction of Alfalit's Programs Noted Again!
Alfalit Receives USAID Sub-Award through Chemonics International, a consulting firm, for Bolivian program · Appropriated Amounts: $500,000 & $250,000 · Enrolled 17,480 students (youth and adults) Country: Bolivia Duration: 1.5 years
USAID Funding for Alfalit's Adult & Youth Literacy in Dominican Republic!
·Appropriated Amount: $55,000 ·Enrolled 4,597 students ·Distributed 46,000 books ·Trained 36 volunteers teachers Countries: Dominican Republic Duration: 1 year
US Legislators Confirm Trust in Alfalit
USAID should consider the work of Alfalit International.
USAID Targets Angolan Women in Poverty-stricken Quibala for Alfalit's Literacy Program
·Appropriated Amount: $200,000 ·Enrolled 900 adult women
USAID funds Alfalit's Preschool, Literacy & Basic Education Programs in Angola!
·Appropriated Amount: $1.289 Million ·Enrolled 1,000 literacy students ·Enrolled 1,000 4-5 year old children in preschool programs ·Trained 73 volunteer teachers ·Distributed 12,000 books ·Programs offered in some of Angola's poorest provinces: Huambo, Kuanza Norte, Luanda & Malange Country: Angola Duration: 3 years
Alfalit Addresses the Needs of Faith-Based Organizations
Alfalit works behind the scenes to support USAID and the New Partnerships Initiative [NPI] to be more inclusive of smaller, faith-based organizations.
The Accord International Network Partners with Alfalit
·Nonprofits learn about NPI through Accord ·Smaller organizations have more access to applications for funding
USAID asks Alfalit to Participate in Venezuela Challenge
USAID creates the Venezuela Challenge to work with key groups like Alfalit to pool knowledge and resources to address issues related to refugees from that country and the regions hosting them.
Alfalit Selected for USAID Panel Discussion
·USAID's 2020 Global Education Conference includes Alfalit's program to empower Colombia's Wayuu Indigenous Tribe through literacy ·Event cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
USAID Requests Proposal from Alfalit for Haiti Program
·Alfalit submits proposal for Haitian literacy, basic education, civic engagement, conversational English and job skills programs ·Positive response received, but all programming is placed on hold due to extreme civil unrest and natural disaster in Haiti
As a part of NPI, USAID asks Alfalit to Co-create Proposal for Programs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Alfalit works with Educational Development Center to submit proposal to offer literacy classes and target enrollment for girls, children with special needs and Bantu and Batwa children.