Avay-e-Mandegar Empowerment Center

Location: Molavi Street, Tehran
Age-group: 4-15 years old
Number of Children: 170
Number of Teachers: 9
Start Date: May 2014

Avaye-mandegar Empowerment Center is an NGO aimed at empowerment, entrepreneurship and literacy of mothers and children. The center is located in Molavi (a southern neighborhood) –Tehran established with the mission to change the situation of children and mothers and attempts to help mothers, girls and single mothers to face home and community problems by educating them and improving their skills to work and earn money and empower them with the necessary social skills.

Overview

Since the beginning of July 2016, “Read with Me” meetings were held at Avaye-mandegar Empowerment Center. In this program, six Reading Aloud trainers of the Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature read books three days a week for 120 children aged 7-9, 10-12, and +13. During this summer period, book bagbacks filled with quality books and related activity packs were provided by the Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature to the trainers. Trainers in each session attempted to engage children and stimulate their interest and enthusiasm in books by participating in book-related activities such as artistic activities, creative theater, making masks, and so on. At the end of these three months, twelve quality books were read for children and their related activities were accomplished.

The sponsor of this summer course was a benefactor and the Fund for the Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature.

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