The Winner of IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award 2016

Hasseh

Geographical Location: Hasseh, Isfahan City
Age-group: Preschool and Elementary school
Number of Children: 134
Number of Teachers: 12
Start Date: June 2011

Read with Me project was started in 2011 in this neighborhood. It was implemented for one year in 2011 but later it was canceled due to lack of space. The Association of children and adolescence literature lovers in Isfahan established a new center in Hasseh in 2012 and afterwards Read with Me project was once again started by training 12 teachers and registering 134 children in this deprived area. Weekly meetings to teach storytelling to about 30 mothers and establishing a small library are other achievements of the project in this neighberhood.

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