Delphine Keri, Ishatou’s mother confirms that Ishatou can now read and retell stories she has read in just 2 months since the start of the mobile reading program in her school. According to her mother “Ishatou is learning to read faster than other children around who sometimes come to read with her”.
Ishatou Bongkongyuy is a 10-year-old girl of class 03 in GS Chaw, one of Nascent’s MGD/ALIGN project schools in Noni Subdivision in Cameroon’s Northwest Region. Chaw is a small peasant community; over half of the population are Wodaabe. Ishatou is the last of a family of six. Her mother Delphine Keri lost her husband 10 years ago while pregnant with Ishatou.