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WLR Participates in 2017 EdTech Summit

We Love Reading Initiative participated in the No Lost Generation (NLG) EdTech Summit that was held at Galleria Ras Al-Ein 1-2 March 2017. The goal of the summit was to bring together people from the private, public and development sectors to showcase and brainstorm tech-based solutions to the education and skills challenges caused by the crisis in Syria.    We Love Reading was short listed for the All Children Reading and the World Reader seed funding awards.     You can learn more about the 2017 EdTech Summit on their website.  

Yale: Dr. Rana Dajani invited to speak as panellist for Social Innovation and Humanitarian Responses

Dr. Rana Dajani participated in a panel on Social Innovation and Humanitarian Responses on February 22, hosted by the Yale’s Macmillan Center Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses. Dr. Dajani spoke about the challenges to Western conceptions of how to help refugees and the importance of human-centred design.   “We should trust the people [the refugees] themselves to come up with solutions to the challenges they face, because they know better what has gone wrong,” she said. “They can put their finger on exactly the reason...

WLR Participates in the Women's Socio-Economic Empowerment Forum

Dr. Rana Dajani participated in the Women’s Socio-Economic Empowerment Forum that was held in Amman on the 30th and 31st of March, 2017. The Forum was organised by the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jordan and the Institut de Prospective Economique du Monde Méditerranéen (IPEMED), and it aimed to outline a clear path to equip, empower and inspire Jordanian women.    The Forum included panels that discussed themes such as women in Parliament, science, media, and the economy, skills and competences for women to access jobs in the 21st century...

We Love Reading visits refugee camps in Ethiopia

We Love Reading, in cooperation with UNHCR and Plan International, had the opportunity to visit refugee camps in Ethiopia’s Gambela region this December to meet and discuss the implementation and impact of the WLR model in the camps.    WLR Director Dr. Rana Al-Dajani and Project Manager Alaa Al-Zaghoul visited WLR ambassadors in the camps, giving them certificates and WLR kits that included books translated into English and Nuer, the local language of many Gambela refugees. Many reading ambassadors were happy to see books in their native language, which helps them...
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