WLR Ambassadors training
The WLR Reading Ambassador training equips local volunteers with the skills they need to implement the read aloud method, as well as builds capabilities in social entrepreneurship. Every module is highly interactive and involves a range of exercises with the participants.
It is a two-day workshop, after which Reading Ambassadors gain access to the We Love Reading Global Ambassadors Network (WLR-GAN), an online network with over 3,000 Reading Ambassadors worldwide.
- Review of reading landscape in the Arab world and Jordan specifically
- Overview of WLR’s model, with scientific analyses on the importance of reading for pleasure and discussions around how to encourage children to read for fun
- Lessons on implementing the WLR model and best practices for reading aloud
- Demonstration of a read aloud session and read aloud practice
- Presentation of the follow-up activities and requirements for each volunteer
WLR online training
The We Love Reading (WLR) program has grown throughout the years, with an increasing number of people around the world asking to become WLR Reading Ambassadors. The WLR Online Training has been developed for individuals who want to become WLR Reading Ambassadors but cannot attend a WLR Ambassador Training in person. This training teaches volunteers both how to read aloud to children and how to create a WLR library in their neighborhood.
The online training course has been built to be as interactive as possible to help trainees practice and hone their skills. At the end of the training, participants will be asked to send a video of themselves reading as a final assessment, after which they will receive a certificate of attendance. The volunteer will then need to start a library in their neighborhood in order to become a full-fledged WLR Reading Ambassador. They will also get the opportunity to join the WLR Global Ambassadors Network (GAN), where they can share stories, connect with other ambassadors worldwide, and be part of our social movement.
The online training has been translated to ten languages. These languages are French done by Amal Khaleefah, Persian done by Farzaneh Shahartash, Vietnamese done by Bich Hang, Luganda done by Dr. Saudah Namyalo, Spanish done by Jesus Gonzales, Hindi done by Khyatt Desai, Urdu done by Amna Hassan Kazmi, Italian done by Francesca Fedeli, Chinese done by Geyu Chen, and Mongolian done by Temy Temuulen.
You can check more information on the Online Training Program page. Groups, agencies, and organizations can also choose to partner with We Love Reading to facilitate the online training for groups of individuals – for more information, please contact us.
WLR TRAINING OF THE TRAINERS (TOT)
We also offer a program for trainers to NGO partner staff members. This is a four-day, in-person training that is followed up by a one-month practicum. This training teaches participants to facilitate WLR trainings for future Reading Ambassadors and provides access to WLR training materials and coaching consultations. WLR holds TOTs twice a year in addition to implement booster trainings once per year with the most up-to-date studies and methods.
The Trainer Certification must be renewed every two years where we will implement booster trainings to ensure trainers have the most up-to-date methods and knowledge.