We Love Reading is a Jordanian non-profit organization focused on fostering the love of reading among children in Jordan and the rest of the world through establishing “a library in every neighborhood.”

 

WLR provides a simple, sustainable, and scalable “read aloud” program to foster the love of reading for pleasure among children in the MENA region and globally, designed to give ownership to local communities through training local volunteers as “WLR Ambassadors.”
We believe in empowering and engaging our workforce, creating partnerships with key stakeholders, adopting excellence in our processes, utilizing technology, and ensuring continuous development based on scientific research. 

Our philosophy is based on the butterfly effect – the concept that small actions can have far reaching effects. We believe that just one person can make a difference, and that the contribution of each individual matters. Change is a collective effort – when each person participates, transformation unfolds. We recognize that lasting change takes time and view change as cumulative – what matters now is our effort, whether or not the results are immediately visible. Lastly, we believe in creating change because we want to – we work towards change because we have passion and we feel a sense of agency and ownership over the changes that we implement, and we want our ambassadors to feel the same way. 

  1. Children's rights
  2. Quality
  3. Inclusiveness despite gender, religion, social status, and ethnicity.
  4. Integrity
  5. Impact on respect, ownership and future generations
  6. Human centered approach

Vision

To foster the love of reading for pleasure among children.

Taghyeer
Organization

“We Love Reading, under the patronage of Taghyeer organization, is an independent nonprofit organization that aims to foster the love of reading for pleasure among children, by implementing the We Love Reading program. Our program trains local men, women and youth to hold routine read aloud sessions for children in public spaces in their neighborhoods We Love Reading was founded in 2006 by Dr. Rana Dajani in Jordan, and has spread to 38 countries around the world, where thousands of We Love Reading libraries have been established.

The purpose of Taghyeer organization is to empower people to lead, be the change in their communities, and foster the spirit of entrepreneurship. Taghyeer strives to improve the cultural, social, psychological and educational level of children, young people, and women across Jordan by building their capacity to become change makers through hands on training, grounded in research and real life experiences.”  

 

Dr. Rana Dajani

Founder and director  Bio Rana has a Ph.D. in molecular biology and is an Eisenhower fellow, a Fulbrighter, an Associate Professor at Hashemite University and the Founder of the first service learning center in Jordan at the Hashemite University, Jordan. She is also a member of UN Women Jordan Advisory Council. Founder of “We Love Reading,” she received the Synergos award for Arab World Social Innovators in 2009, a membership to Clinton Global Initiative in 2010, and the Library of Congress Literary Award for Best Practices in 2013, won the WISE Award and King Hussein Medal of Honor in 2014, and was named one of the 50 Most Talented Social Innovators in 2015.