location: tehran/ pishva village of varamin
number of children: 130
basic education: kindergarten to 12th
number of teachers: 10
start date: year 1400

Established in 2002, this school provides educational services to immigrant Afghanistani children in all grades. The school joined Read with Me project in the educational year of 2021/22.

In November 2021, more than 240 quality books as well as class wall-mounted libraries and guiding handbooks were sent for classes from the first to the sixth grades. Since then, teachers and motivated, creative volunteers in this school are holding reading aloud sessions in the classes.

Since the academic year of 1402-1401, this school has been one of the centers supported by the fund of the IBBY-iRead award 2022, donated by Zohreh Ghaeini; As an Outstanding Reading Promoter, She has donated part of this award to reading and literacy promotion projects in the “Read with me” program, especially promoting reading among Afghan immigrant children in Iran.

In the first days of July 2022, about 1300 volumes of quality books along with handbooks and related activity sheets were sent for this library. From the very first days, children and adolescents have shown great enthusiasm for helping in organizing the books. Shadi Library, one of Read with Me libraries, was officially inaugurated in August 2022.

The teachers of this school participated in online workshops of introduction to children’s literature and reading aloud in December 2021. Nursery school trainers and first grade teachers also participated in online workshops of Learning Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Skills.

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