Born to Learn video clip Ghana

Born to Learn

All children are born to learn. But so many never do.

In sub-Saharan Africa today, for every ten children, only two emerge at the end of primary school able to read and understand what they are reading. 

The Global Education Monitoring Report and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa are shining a spotlight on children’s learning on the continent.  They are working with Ministries of education on a new series of Spotlight Reports to turn the hopes and dreams of our children into reality. 

Join the #BorntoLearn campaign and call on actors to read and act on the recommendations in these reports and put children's learning at the top of the agenda. 

Born to learn campaign

Join the campaign - be ready to launch on October 20, 2022

The Spotlight Report on foundational literacy and numeracy in Africa will be launched on October 20th, 2022 before education Ministers from across the continent. 

Join our campaign by preparing a photo of yourself signing up for learning by spelling out the letter 'L' with your thumb and forefinger.  If you want to put it into a campaign template, use this link, uploading your photo on the left hand menu and pulling it into the card.

Send out your photo on the 20th October using #BorntoLearn to help amplify the noise around the need to put learning at the top of the agenda. You can draw from one of these tweets if you would like: 

  1. All children are #BorntoLearn. But so many never get the chance. It’s time to put children’s learning at the top of the agenda! Join me, the @GEMReport and @ADEAnet in shining a spotlight on children’s learning in Africa.
  2. Join me in signing up to the #BorntoLearn campaign and calling on all actors to implement the 8 new Spotlight Report recommendations on children’s literacy and numeracy in Africa by @GEMReport and @ADEAnet.
  3. L is for learning. But only 1 in 5 children in Africa leave primary school having learnt the basics. Read the new #BorntoLearn report by @GEMReport and @ADEAnet shining a spotlight on learning in Africa.

You can also send your photo to us including your twitter handle if you would like. We will then add your image to the groundswell of support we are receiving for the campaign and will share on our networks from October 20th. 

Come back to this page soon for more social media resources....

Campaign moments to look out for

20 October 2022: The launch of the campaign. Take part with your photo online using #BorntoLearn

We will be designing national campaign moments for the five country focuses for this year's Report: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Mozambique, Rwanda and Senegal.

16 June, 2023: Join us again for Day of the African Child, our annual campaign moment.