Formal and Nonformal Education: Exploiting the Synergy Between them for the Benefit of Both – World Education’s Integrated Education Strengthening and Adult Literacy Program in Mali

World Education developed a literacy program to ensure the availability of quality formal education in Mali, and support children pursuing an education. To strengthen the community's understanding of its role in supporting these efforts, World Education established a nonformal adult basic education program. After seven years, the synergy between the two systems spread from individual communities to the national level. With this study, World Education – with support from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – highlights the links between the two education systems for those embarking on literacy programs. (2005)

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