Nehbandan

Geographical Location: The most Southern city of South Khorasan province
Age-group:
 ۴-۶ years old
Number of Children:
 ۴۵۰ children (2013/14) and 220 children (2014/15)
Number of Teachers:
 ۱۸ teachers (2013/14) and 9 teachers (2014/15)
Start Date: October 2013

The area of Nehbandan is 26094 Km2 which is limited to Afghanistan from East, Sarbisheh from North, Birjand from West, Kerman province from Southwest and Sistan and Balouchestan province from Southeast. The region is situated near the desert in a wide plain.

Read with Me project was implemented for 450 children in 18 kindergartens and preschools in Nehbandan and its surrounded villages. Read with Me project was started in Nehbanadan by sending first book packages and holding the first workshop for teachers on 16-17 August ۲۰۱۳٫ In the first workshop, Read with Me project, children’s literature, the importance and methods of Reading Aloud and book related artistic activities were introduced. Second book packages were sent in December and the second workshop was held on 30-31 January on the subjects of living values, story elements, Reading Aloud and art.

On 22 May ۲۰۱۳ a simple practical librarianship workshop was held in ۹ preschools in this region. By sending the third book packages for all age-groups, these centers turned into small libraries which can be used by all children in rural areas during the summer. In academic year of ۲۰۱۴/۱۵, ۲۲۰ children in 9 kindergartens and preschools were covered by this project.

Overview

Nehbandan covering 26094 km2 is the most southern region in South Khorasan which is limited to Afghanistan in the East, Sarbisheh in the North, Birjand in the West, Kerman province in the Southwest and Sistan and Balouchestan province in the Southeast. Nehbandan weather is warm and dry and being effected by desert weather around it, it has a high temperature difference between summer and winter. The highest temperature in summer is 42 degrees above zero, and the lowest in winter is 10 degrees below zero. Its normal annual rainfall is 150 mm. The distance of the city to Tehran is 1374 km on the road. Read with Me project was implemented in 2013 for 450 children in 18 kindergartens and preschools in Nehbandan and villages around it. Read with Me project was started in Nehbandan by sending first book packages and holding the first workshop on 16-17 August ۲۰۱۳٫ In the first workshop, RWM project, children’s literature, the importance and methods of Reading Aloud and book related artistic activities were introduced. Second book packages were sent in December and the second workshop was held on 30-31 January on the subjects of living value, story elements, Reading Aloud and art. On 22 May ۲۰۱۳ a simple practical librarianship workshop was held for 9 preschools in this region. By sending the third book packages for all age-groups, these centers turned into small libraries which can be used by all children in rural areas during the summer. By following this project n the academic year of 2014/15, ۲۲۰ children and 9 tutors in 9 kindergartens and preschools were covered in this region.

In February ۲۰۱۴ the experts of the Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature, held supplementary workshops for the tutors including Learning Sounds, Learning Alphabet, Story Elements and Environment workshops. Also in summer ۲۰۱۵ a group of selected teachers and tutors of South Khorasan came to Tehran in two turns for a three-day camp and each group participated in RWM advanced workshops during their stay. On the first day, “Environment”, “Children’s Literature and Quality Books”, “Illustration in children’s books”, “Teaching Rhetoric Techniques” and “Reading Aloud” workshops and on the second day advanced reading aloud workshops were held for each group.

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