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We Love Reading is Awarded the World Literacy Foundation Award

On the 25th of March 2018, the third World Literacy Summit was held in Oxford, United Kingdom. The theme was closing the global literacy gap in the 21st century.  It served as a unique opportunity for delegates to collaborate, share ideas, learn and be united to close the global literacy gap in the 21st century. The Summit provided a platform for debate, discussion, and sharing of knowledge between some of the world’s most ardent literacy and educational leaders, institutions, organizations and pioneers. In our globalized world, close to 20% of the...

Dr. Rana Dajani talk at the International Symposium on Youth Employment Challenges Conference (ISYEC) - Turkey

Dr. Rana Dajani, founder and CEO of We Love Reading initiative, was a part of the 3rd edition of the International Symposium on Youth Employment Challenges Conference (ISYEC) took place from the 26th FEBRUARY to the 1st MARCH, 2018, in AGU facilities in Kayseri, Turkey. The Idea of the conference came As a result of the rapidly growing rate of unemployment–due to multiple factors and global economic, cultural, demographic, and financial challenges–and in the effort to address this urgent issue, Abdullah Gül University (AGU) started to organize an international symposium for...

We Love Reading Wins UNESCO International Literacy Prize 2017

Jordanian We Love Reading has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize under the theme of ‘literacy in a digital world.’ The prize, consisting of a sum of US $20,000, a medal, and a certificate, honours outstanding contributions made to literacy, with special consideration given to the use and dissemination of mother-tongue languages. The prize will be presented at an official ceremony at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris on 8 September, International Literacy Day.   Founded in 2006 by Dr Rana Dajani, We Love Reading (WLR) is an...

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...
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