On March 2019, At the conference commemorating Mehdi Azar Yazdi held at the National Library and Archive of I.R. IRAN, the Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature announced the start of One Teacher, One Classroom, One Library campaign.
One Teacher, One Classroom, One Library campaign is a subcategory of the Read with Me program that is being implemented with the collaboration of the Read with Me Fan Club, a group of volunteers supporting and promoting the Read with Me program. This campaign has been designed to collect donations to cover a larger group of teachers and classrooms with the Read with Me program.
Classrooms in the deprived areas of Iran in which schools cannot fund the implementation of the Read with Me program, are the main subjects of One Teacher, One Classroom, One Library campaign. This campaign aims to provide small libraries filled with quality books for every classroom as well as tutoring the teachers in Reading Aloud techniques.
In the One Teacher, One Classroom, One Library campaign, teachers are trained in a two-day workshop and learn the right methods of reading to students and book-related activities. Then they receive a library containing quality books. By setting up the library inside their classrooms, teachers share the books with students based on a scheduled program and turn their classrooms into rich literacy environments.
These teachers continuously report their activities to campaign organizers and receive the necessary guidance.
Only three days into the start of the campaign, 8 classrooms in Sistan & Balouchestan Province and 3 classrooms in the villages around Kermanshah were able to join the Read with Me program.