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Canadian Foundation for Development and Empowerment is a non-profit, charitable foundation based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Our mission is to assist the educational systems of Canada and the Caribbean by giving children a solid foundation for growth and intellectual development through the provision of relevant learning materials.
The foundation also strives to provide furniture, libraries and toilet facilities to needy schools and orphanage centres. CFDE international programming is based on a comprehensive readership initiative .
Together with our local partners, we work with teachers, librarians, writers, and publishers in developing countries to support and sustain the development of literacy learning in schools from Kindergarten to Grade 12. based on two essential elements: interesting books that are relevant to the readers and written in languages the readers understand; and meaningful engagement with these books through high quality teaching.
Drawing on years of experience, CFDE is based on best practices in the teaching of reading, writing, and critical thinking, along with a proven model of successful collaboration with in-country partners, to ensure long-term sustainability of our impact.