We Love Reading founder Prof. Rana Dajani has participated in the “Motivation is the key” panel discussion during the Learning Planet festival which was held in celebration of World Education Day on 27/1/2022.
The Panel discussion focused on ways to achieve the sustainable development goals within the current changes that the world is experiencing with the presence of the Covid 19 virus, as global efforts have been unified during the pandemic and how the pandemic has accelerated the process of digitizing volunteering Process and increased using digital communication tools.
Dr. Rawan Al-Hirach, Associate Professor at MGH Institute of Health spoke about the importance of working to change the education system from the bottom up by focusing on citizens who are interested in change and providing them with the necessary tools.
Dr. Farah Al-Taji, a lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Strategy at Brunel University, presented the results of the research conducted in cooperation with We Love Reading, which focused on measuring the impact of “Reading to Children Regularly” on reading ambassadors. It has increased their resilience which led to an increase in the probability of working toward achieving social entrepreneurship.
Asmaa Al-Rashed, an Ambassador of We Love Reading, shared the impact of the We Love Reading program on her life after her exit from the war in Syria, and how she regained confidence in her talents and affected her community by reading to children and started a book club called ‘Lets read’ for young girls at the refugee camp. A short trailer for the upcoming documentary movie called “the neighborhood storyteller” talking about Asmaa experience was shown.
In the end, Participants have shared some important messages that volunteering is a source of happiness and can change the future of communities and individuals.