Reading Turned Into Their Favorite Hobby
Our Reading Ambassador, Yman Al-Turman
We Love Reading in Ethiopia
Gambella- Kule camp
Klaus Jacobs Award
Rana Dajani receives one of ten 2018 Klaus J. Jacobs Awards for social innovation and engagement.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
We Love Reading inspires children to read for fun through our research-backed read-aloud program, training local volunteers to read to children in their neighborhoods.
WHAT WE DO
WLR trains local volunteers to read aloud to children in their community, providing them with skills and knowledge to create a neighborhood library.
We have developed 32 children’s books about the environment, empathy, social cohesion, nonviolence, refugees, gender, and disabilities.
Since WLR’s founding, we have partnered with top institutions to conduct rigorous research on our read-aloud program.
WHY WE ARE UNIQUE
The WLR model is designed to be simple and accessible, making it easily adaptable to diverse cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic contexts.
The flexibility and cost-effectiveness of our community-based model allows it to easily spread across borders, and also makes it the ideal basis for a reading movement.
WLR believes in “paying it forward”—we train community members to encourage the love of reading in children, who pass that love onto their peers and families.
This is a social movement, one that leverages collective action at the local level to create change within the community and throughout society.
We strive to empirically demonstrate the impact the program has on society, children, and Reading Ambassadors.