The Impact of WLR Pilot Program on the Psychosocial Health of Participating Children in Za'atari Refugee Camp
The We Love Reading program was introduced in Za’atari camp for Syrian refugees in a pilot project in the period from May-August, 2014. A Psychosocial study designed by Department of Anthropology at Yale University was conducted on the storytellers and children who attended the read aloud sessions at Za’atari. The results have shown that children in Za’atari have scored results in the test of resilience that are close to the results shown by applying the same test on children in the US. Reading for children in Za’atari has made them eager to go back to school (there is a high rate of school dropouts in Za’atari for many reasons), they got to love reading and they learned to think for themselves. More about the results of this study can be found in attached document.