SIL LEAD is proud to see Bloom being spread to new users! Paul Frank and John Hatton were recently invited to participate in a Peace Corps Africa Literacy Workshop. They shared Bloom with Peace Corps Staff and Volunteers from eight African countries so that they can encourage people to write books in their own languages. Here's some feedback from Camille Aragon, Peace Corps Literacy Specialist: 

"On behalf of our team at the Peace Corps, I wanted to extend sincere thanks to both of you for joining us in Jinja for the Africa Literacy Workshop and making the Bloom software available to the participants.

"Your presence there certainly generated a lot of excitement about the potential Bloom has to impact the work that volunteers and staff are doing to promote literacy and I also got the sense that many of the participants felt a deep sense of pride in being able to write stories in their communities’ mother-tongue languages.

"I can definitely see the benefits of Bloom being used in the Peace Corps as multi-fold: as a means for supporting literacy programming, giving volunteers another avenue for connecting to their communities, and using the software to supplement PCVs’ language training, to name a few.

"Again, thank you for collaborating with us on this workshop and for your contributions and participation in Jinja. We look forward to working with you again in the future!"

One of the developers of Bloom, John Hatton, looks on as workshop participants utilize Bloom at the Peace Corps Africa Literacy Workshop.

One of the developers of Bloom, John Hatton, looks on as workshop participants utilize Bloom at the Peace Corps Africa Literacy Workshop.

SIL LEAD looks forward to additional ways that it can connect Bloom to communities and communities to their languages. For more information about Bloom, check out our recent Bloom blog post

You can also visit the Bloom website: www.bloomlibrary.org


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AuthorPaul Frank