Avay-e-Mandegar Empowerment Center
Location: Molavi Street, Tehran
Age-group: 4-10 years old
Number of Children: 45
Number of Teachers: 3
Start Date: May 2014
Read with Me project was started in Avay-e-Mandegar Empowerment Center by the efforts of The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature for preschool children in May 2014. The goal was holding Book Reading sessions for children of breadwinner women who worked as tailors in this center. By starting 2014 summer vacation Read with Me program and Creative Education coarse were held in this center for 56 children at the age of kindergarten, preschool, first and second grade of elementary school. This center’s field of activity is empowering and educating these children’s mothers.
At the moment 45 children from kindergarten to second grade of elementary school are the members of Read with Me project in Avay-e-Mandegar Empowerment Center. According to the head of this center, after eleven months of implementing Reading Aloud project in this center, the children have shown considerable growth in personal and social fields like respecting the rights of the others and laws, and have improved interpersonal relationships.