Read with Me in South Khorasan Province
Geographical location: Ghaennat, Nehbandan, Darmian, Khusf, Birjand and Boshrouyeh in South Khorasan Province
Number of Children: 6000
Number of Teachers: 313 teachers in Preschools and first to fourth grade of Elementary Schools
Start Date: October 2013
Read with Me authorities were eager to implement the project in preschools of remote villages of South Khorasan since the start of the project. Therefore, Read with Me authorities sent this plan for the Children in Crisis Fund, an affiliated organization with International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). After the required investigations, the project was approved by this organization and a budget was allocated for its implementation in South Khorasan.
In 2013, the implementation of the Read with Me project in deprived and remote villages of South Khorasan was offered to Yavari Cultural Community because of their effective and comprehensive presence in this province. After extensive consultations, on June 2013, it was decided to implement the project in Nehbandan and Ghaennat for 24 kindergartens and preschools with 720 children from 4 to 6 years old with the financial support of IBBY and Yavari Cultural Community from October 2013.