We Love Reading Workshop

Award Amount: $150.00
Volunteer(s): Andrea Fourness
Locations(s): Marge Community Center
Dates(s): November 16, 2011 - November 16, 2012
Participants: 10 women aged 25-50

The We Love Reading workshop involved 10 women from different villages in Karak who were trained on how to start a reading program in their villages.  The lead trainer, Rana Dajani, is from Jordan and has successfully implemented the reading program in her village and has trained woman throughout the Middle East.  You can find out more about her work at welovereading.org. The women enthusiastically participated in the workshop, brainstormed ways to implement the reading program, and modeled different reading strategies to engage children.  Each woman was given 20 books to start her library, and opportunities to purchase more books at a discounted rate in the future.  Currently the participants are reading to children in schools, mosques and community centers, as well as distributing books to the children that attend the programs so they can read at home.  Karak Peace Corps volunteers were involved in the training, and continue to support the woman trained in implementing the reading program. The funds provided by FOJ were used to purchase snacks for the participants, reimburse for travel expenses and books.

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