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NikShahr

Geographical Location: NikShahr, Sistan & Balouchestan Province
Age-group: First grade and multi-grade classes of Elementary School
Number of Children: 1775
Number of Teachers: 77
Start Date: October 2016

The Read with Me project was implemented in NikShahr in the academic year of 2016/17 by the financial supports of IDAJ Engineering Inc. and Balin Tech Company. In October 2016, in the first year of the project implementation, 26 tutors participated in the basic workshops of RWM.  By the end of autumn 2016, the RWM experts paid their first round of visits to NikShahr to evaluate the progress of the project in this region.

Overview

NikShahr is a city located in Sistan & Balouchestan province. According to the census report of 2010, the central town of this city, also named NikShahr, has a population of 263,963. Most of this population consists of immigrants who are dealing with extreme poverty.

In October 2016, 77 tutors from this town participated in workshops including: “Reading Aloud”, “Learning Sounds”, “The Dictionary of Riddles”, “Learning Alphabet”, “Learning Math through Literature” and “Art Workshop”. This project has been implemented in October 2016 for 1546 first-grade students and 227 multi-grade students. RWM experts visited this region and schools covered by Read with Me in the Autumn of 2016.

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