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Dispurse Literacy Program

Dispurse Literacy Program (DLP) 

A central part of Dispurse Literacy Program (DLP) consists of our digital application FOCUS. Together with our printed learning materials, it gives our participants the opportunity to develop a basic literacy that is functional, digital and critical.

Photo: Participants working with the FOCUS-app


The aim of the adaptive digital learning tool FOCUS is to offer an education where the participant learns to read, write and count while they have the opportunity to develop a basic literacy that is functional, digital and critical.

Photo: The personal module in FOCUS


FOCUS is developed to be used on tablets and the education works without internet.

Since the education is individualized and must be able to be used without teacher support, the facilitator needs to synchronize the participants' progress at least once a week, preferably more often.  The application continuously reads what level of knowledge the participant is at and adapts the training accordingly.

Each participant's progress is also visualized for facilitators and administrators in our tool, DispurseAdmin.  The participants' progress is also synchronized by the facilitator using our app DispurseSynch which enables local synchronization in places without internet access.

The printed learning material

The learning material is developed to supplement and deepen the participants' digital work in FOCUS and basically follows FOCUS content. The material gives each individual participant additional opportunities to develop their literacy.  Both individually and together with others in a group, they get to consciously work with different literacy practices in combination with the work in FOCUS.

Photo: Participants working with the group booklet N°1


The four individual booklets, which are addressed directly to each participant, give them the opportunity for concrete skills training with paper and pencil. With an adapted contextualized content, each participant can concretely supplement the digitally-based reading and writing development that takes place in parallel in FOCUS.

The four group booklets, which are aimed at the facilitator, consist of suggestions and material for joint work with concrete and everyday materials in a group. This gives the participants the opportunity to focus together on discussing and reflecting on different types of current and engaging texts and topics. For example, it can be about how to best cook nutritious food to avoid anemia or ways to counteract and avoid violence in intimate relationships.