The literacy rate in English-speaking South Sudan is extremely low even in city areas, and almost non-existent in rural village communities.
In South Sudan, Fantastic Phonics is linked with three charities which aim to improve literacy for children who have been exposed to the conflict. These literacy programs gives the village a way to rehabilitate the children back into communal life.
Fantastic Phonics is suitable for the rudimentary infrastructure of South Sudan, because while it can be used with technology like smartphones and computers, it is powerful as a printed program.
The experience in Liberia provides a transplantable template of literacy, which assures high outcomes where formal teacher training is absent. Local women who have basic skills in English, can provide literacy to the village children.