On Wednesday, July 26, 2023, We Love Reading and UNESCO Cege@ Club c jointly conducted a workshop at the “José Rojas” Reading Center in Guanajuato, Mexico. The workshop aimed to guide the participants to register on the We Love Reading online training platform in order to become Reading Ambassadors.
The workshop was held, under the patronage of Mr. Julio César Prieto Gallardo, Municipal President; and Mr. Eugenia Leonor Martínez Carrillo, President of the System for Comprehensive Development of the Municipal Family (DIF), and his wife, and was hosted by Juan Rubén Rodríguez Vázquez.
During the event, Prof. Rana Dajani the founder of We Love Reading expressed her happiness in organizing this workshop which is the first of its kind to be held in Mexico. She continued that We Love Reading would be happy to offer any support needed for taking the WLR online training and becoming reading Ambassadors.
Marwa Alfawair the Communication and Training Manager at We Love Reading thanked the UNESCO Cege@ Club team and Yolanda Quintero Mora, the Coordinator of the “We Love Reading” Program in Mexico and the moderator of the workshop, for her tremendous effort in organizing this event and providing live translation as helping participants in creating accounts, register to the WLR platform and follow up with them after the event.
She also thanked Dr. Juan Bautista Quintero Valencia the President of the Board of Directors of UNESCO Cege@ Club who was a great partner and introduced We Love Reading to many international partners.
More than 26 participants attended the workshop, received the WLR training, and became We Love Reading ambassadors, after this workshop, another 4 Ambassadors from Mexico attended the training as well and started to conduct reading-aloud sessions.
After this workshop “Reading Hearts” was created in Salamanca, Guanajuato which is a space for children and people of all ages and all backgrounds where they can enjoy reading and listening to books.
The name was chosen by Mr. Eugenia Leonor, President of the Municipal.
This valuable partnership comes as a part of the We Love Reading vision to change mindsets through reading to nurture change-makers.
Yolanda and Dr. Juan are such extraordinary partners to We Love Reading, they work toward spreading the love of reading and learning in communities and toward improving the quality of lives for people in Guanajuato.