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Dr. Rana Dajani Awarded The Prestigious 2018 Klaus J. Jacobs Award

With her organization “We Love Reading” Rana Dajani promotes the experience of reading in children and empowers youth and women readers to become leaders in their communities. Dajani provides a solution for positive child development at low cost, which is highly sustainable and has reached thousands of youth and refugee children in Jordan and beyond. She receives a 2018 Klaus J. Jacobs Award for social engagement and innovation, honouring her efforts to plant the love of reading in children and unlock their hidden potential to become changemakers.   “When I started...

University of Pennsylvania Students Visit We Love Reading Office in Jordan

As a part of their Penn Abroad program, a group of students from the University of Pennsylvania, visited the We Love Reading head office in Jordan. The students met Dr. Rana Dajani, Founder and director of We Love Reading, were she shared the story of the intiative, the impact of the program on different areas such as early childhood development, woman empowerment social entreprenuership and social emotional learning. The Team also previewed our profitional work in book development, sharing the 32 children stories developed by our great team, the students were impressed with the...

We Love Reading at the MIT science and technology conference 2018

Dr. Rana Dajani, the founder and Manager of Taghyeer Organization, Represented We Love Reading in MIT science and technology conference 2018, which was organized by MIT Arab student organization. Dr. Rana was a key note speaker at the conference and shared the story of how We Love Reading began in a small neighborhood in Jordan, which evolved to spread to more than 38 countries.   The Annual Science and Technology Award, SCITECH, has been a flagship event of MIT’s Arab Students’ Organization (ASO). At SCITECH, the ASO has been celebrating the contributions of a...

Bridging Research and Practices Successfully

Under the patronage of Her Excellency Mrs. Hala Lattouf, Minister of Social Development, We Love Reading in cooperation with UNICEF Jordan, held a seminar on August 6, 2018 in Landmark Hotel, Amman, Jordan, under the title “Bridging Research and Practices Successfully” to discuss and explore the importance of rigorous research to deliver effective and impactful programs to beneficiaries in development and humanitarian contexts. World class neurocognition and behavior scientists from Brown University and NYU as well as local universities presented their research on the impact of...

We Love Reading at the University of Illinois

Dr. Rana Dajani spoke at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign on the 30th of March 2018. The university hosted a day-long event for local high school students who are considering careers in teaching, who are considering careers in teaching. The event showcased the passion, energy, and drive of teachers, schools, and educational initiatives from around the world in order to give the high school students a taste of the opportunities a career in teaching can offer for making a difference in the world. One of the spotlight sessions was on Refugee Education, during which Dr. Rana...

We Love Reading at the University of Illinois

Dr. Rana Dajani spoke at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign on the 30th of March 2018. The university hosted a day-long event for local high school students who are considering careers in teaching, who are considering careers in teaching. The event showcased the passion, energy, and drive of teachers, schools, and educational initiatives from around the world in order to give the high school students a taste of the opportunities a career in teaching can offer for making a difference in the world. One of the spotlight sessions was on Refugee Education, during which Dr. Rana...

We Love Reading is Now in Vietnam

We Love Reading reached Vietnam, thanks to a group of Vietnamese psychologists and educators in France. It all started by a skype meeting with Dr. Rana Dajani, where they expressed their excitement to participate in supporting WLR in Vietnam. Huong Dang. Vietnamese educator, in France and in Vietnam. was a teacher and a lecturer in Vietnam for many years. Huong said: “Vietnamese children are intelligent and thirst for knowledge but nobody show or guide them how to reach knowledge. And I am very interested in developing of children’s reading skills, I strongly believe that "We love...

We Love Reading Talk in IDEO.org Cambridge

On February 15th Dr. Rana was invited by Mr. Owen Sanders to give a talk about We Love Reading at the headquarters of IDEO, a global design and innovation firm, at Cambridge University.   As We Love Reading was the winner for the best education program award by Amplify, IDEO, Dr. Dajani presented the latest working strategy for WLR, which includes sustainable business model, including partnering with International NGOs to implement the WLR program. In the session, Dr. Dajani shared the challenges faced during the implementation and how those were resolved. OpenIdeo, an...

Dr. Rana Dajani Talk in Qatar

Dr. Rana Dajani gave a talk about We Love Reading to a group of 50 Madrasa graduates from India and Pakistan as part of a winter course on contending modernity’s funded by the John Templeton foundation run by University of Notre Dame. We Love reading was given as an example of how one can be a social entrepreneur and develop solutions to local challenges that are sustainable and work. Many of the participants shared their interest in starting we love reading in their villages. One attendee a student at the college of Islamic studies in Qatar One attendee planned to travel to...

Taghyeer Organization -We Love Reading Initiative Featured in the Philanthropy University Website

In continued recognition of Taghyeer Organization – We Love Reading initiative win of the Stars Impact Award, Taghyeer Org. is now featured on the Philanthropy University website. Philanthropy University, a sister of the Stars Impact organization, is an innovative tech-enabled platform that transforms the impact of local organizations working to deliver sustainable development for all. Focused on the Global South and open to all, Philanthropy University provides the knowledge, resources and support local organizations need to enable meaningful, measurable and lasting change. The...
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