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Creating change makers through reading

We Love Reading

location_on Amman, Jordan
Creating change-makers through reading aloud. We Love Reading (WLR) trains local volunteer adults and youth to read aloud to children books in the local language and culture in their neighborhoods to foster the love of reading leading to a mindset of "I can"
Rawan Bani Salem, We Love Reading Ambassador
Reading aloud to children has helped change their lifestyles for the better.

Rawan Bani Salem, We Love Reading Ambassador

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Target Group
497 790
Children/Users
56
Countries
2006
Established
Not-for-profit
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Updated on June 9th, 2021
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Creating Changemakers through Reading

What we do?

Creating change-makers through reading aloud. We Love Reading (WLR) trains local volunteer adults and youth to read aloud to children books in the local language and culture in their neighborhoods to foster the love of reading leading to a mindset of "I can"

Why we do it?

The Program has three impacts:  1. It fosters the love of reading among children so they can reap the benefits of reading 2. it empowers adults and youth mostly women to become change-makers 3. it creates a community with the mindset of "I can" 

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This hero is the Middle East winner of the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award. Meet Rana Dajani
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaYLqxq2kFo&feature=emb_logo
We Love Reading in the times of Covid-19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIGz7JsuNg0&t
We Love Reading in the Time of Corona - We Love Reading
https://welovereading.org/we-love-reading-in-the-time-of-corona/
We Love Reading: The molecular scientist striving to set up a library in every neighbourhood in Jordan
https://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/books/we-love-reading-the-molecular-scientist-striving-to-set-up-a-library-in-every-neighbourhood-in-jordan-1.938713
"How to change mindsets to create change-makers" Session with Dr. Rana Dajani
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKkOT9nXAwM&feature=emb_title
University professor studies child development in Jordan
http://www.browndailyherald.com/2018/09/20/university-professor-studies-child-development-jordan/
The Happiness of Reading
https://thestoryexchange.org/happiness-reading/
Ethiopia: We Love Reading
https://www.unhcr.org/ethiopia-we-love-reading.html
How a Jordanian scientist spreads the love of reading around the world
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/agents-for-change/how-a-jordanian-scientist-spreads-the-love-of-reading-around-the-world
Opinion | For Refugee Children, Reading Helps Heal Trauma
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/17/opinion/syria-refugee-children.html
This Entrepreneur Got A Funder To Say: "Here's $1 Million. Do Whatever You Want"
https://www.forbes.com/sites/thestoryexchange/2018/11/30/this-entrepreneur-got-a-funder-to-say-heres-1-million-do-whatever-you-want/#39e4f1234f82
Photojournalism: Creating Brighter Lives for Syrian Refugee Children
http://www.fletcherforum.org/home/2018/1/6/we-love-reading-creating-brighter-lives-for-syrian-refugee-children
1,001 Story Times (SSIR)
https://ssir.org/articles/entry/1001_story_times
WLR- No Boundaries
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifr1V_wOmCQ&t
We Love Reading on Twitter
https://twitter.com/welovereading/status/1148530222549131264
We Love Reading نحن نحب القراءة
https://www.facebook.com/WLReading/photos/a.10150172582491903/10156433782101903/?type=3&theater

Milestones

Achievements & Awards

September 2020
UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award – Middle East regional winner
April 2020
Rana Dajani Founder Of We Love Reading Joins Catalyst 2030
April 2020
Chosen Among 250+ Applicants As One Of A Select Few (14) To Be Part Of The Sharjah Access Acceleration Program For Literacy Start Ups
January 2020
Dr. Rana was elected as an Ashoka Fellow
July 2019
Profiled on Center for Education Innovations
July 2019
Innovation page created on HundrED.org
May 2019
Winner of the Science Technology Innovation (STI) forum for SDGs for innovation
December 2018
Discussed in the book Interdisciplinary Approaches to Human Rights: History, Politics, Practice
October 2018
Klaus Jacobs Award
September 2018
Chosen as one of the Best Practices in Refugee Education
March 2018
Significant contribution to literacy by an NGO or Charity, the World Literacy Summit in Oxford Uni.
February 2018
Listed on UNESCO's Effective Literacy and Numeracy Practices database
December 2017
Winner of Protect Urban Refugee Children - Innovation Challenge
November 2017
Featured in the book Integral Innovation: New Worldviews
September 2017
UNESCO Literacy Prize
November 2016
Featured as a case study in Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan's book Social Entrepreneurs
March 2016
Top Idea in IDEO.org's Amplify Refugee Education Challenge
November 2014
WISE Awards Winner
May 2014
Stars Impact Award Winner
May 2014
King Hussein Medal of Honor (Order of Al Hussein for Distinguished Contributions of the Second Class
December 2013
Featured in the book 10 Ideas for Learning in Pakistan
November 2013
Library of Congress Literacy Awards Honoree
November 2012
Highlighted in the book Innovation in Education
November 2010
Membership to the Clinton Global Initiative
November 2009
Synergos Arab World Social Innovator Award
May 2009
Finalist, Ahel Al-Himmeh Award
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