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The Forgotten children of Shir-Abad

For many years, the ‘Read with Me’ project has tried to connect with deprived families to provide early educational opportunities and equip their children with the needed literacy skills before they enter primary school. At the same time,…

Education and Health: Out of School Children in School!

Out of School Children of ShirAbad ShirAbad is a marginal, deprived district in Zahedan. Its children have been deprived of education for various reasons: not having an ID card, poverty, child labor, child marriage and not knowing Persian language. Educating…

International White Cane Day: experiences with blind and visually impaired children

The 15th day of October is International White Cane Day. On this day, we share with you the experience of a Read with Me teacher with blind and visually impaired students.Fahimeh Jahantigh teaches in an elementary school for children with…

SiBiLak, Children’s Companion on First Day of School

On one of the first days of school, a Read with Me teacher in Bonjar, Sistan & Balouchestan province read-aloud a story to her first-grade students. The story was chosen from the Learning Phonological Awareness Skills story book which aims…

Ghargharuk Read with Me Library Is Now Open

A Read with Me library was established this February in a nomadic elementary school in Ghargharuk village, Zahedan. With Bahremand family as its patrons, this library, is now a safe shelter for children of this village. A library with more than…

Why Wash My Hands? health education through reading books

Why Wash My Hands? health education through book readingThe importance of health education among children and adolescents has become clear ever since the coronavirus outbreak. In this situation, adults have to be careful not to create a…

Read with Me in the Flooded Regions of Sistan and Balouchestan

This January, flood devastated one of the most deprived regions of Iran, Sistan and Balouchestan Province. As of all the traumatic events of the past, Read with Me asked volunteers to cooperate in making shelters, reading books and assuaging…
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Let’s Not Forget Children in Flooded Regions of Sistan & Balouchestan

Let’s Not Forget Children in Flooded Regions of Sistan & Balouchestan Amidst a flood of heartbreaking news, the flood of Sistan & Balouchestan province attracted attention to one of the most deprived areas of Iran once again. After…
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Read with Me Ambassador Holds Her First Workshop

Fatemeh, one of the selected teachers of Read with Me held her first workshop as a Read with Me ambassador. This September, she held a “Learning Numeracy” workshop in Kousha Center, Zahedan, introducing a number of tutors with the creative…

Just a Minute: an excuse for a couple of minutes of dialogue

Just a Minute is a book based on a Mexican folk tale written by Yuyi Morales. The book is multi-faceted and has many layers. Its creative, humorous text and delightful illustrations makes it a pleasurable experience for the reader.  The text…

Young Librarian and her Active Library

Young Librarian and her Active Library This is the young librarian of a Read with Me child-centered library located in a nomadic school in a village in Sistan & Balouchestan province. Most children, especially girls cannot study further…

JahadAbad Children’s Step Towards Knowledge

A Report of the Improvement of Out-of-school JahadAbad Children Date: March 2019 It’s only been a few months since JahadAbad children entered the classroom and now they are full-fledged students! JahadAbad is a village in the marginal…

A Teacher Who Believes in the Magic of Words

His name is Ahmad. A teacher from Hirmand, Sistan & Balouchestan. He teaches the sixth grade at an Elementary School. He is the sort of teacher who knows the village. He knows its children. Because he has once been one of them. On the other…

Children Aren’t Forgotten during New Year’s Holidays!

This year, New Year's holidays passed, with all the good news and the bitter ones. Yet Read with Me teachers, librarians and promoters, carried books around even on their trips. So that every chance they got, they would take children on a different…
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Happy Nowruz, the Persian new year!

Happy Nowruz, the Persian new year! Children of Saravan celebrated a colorful Nowruz festival! The children of Morad-abad village (Saravan, Sistan and Balouchestan) inspired by “Elmer, the Patchwork Elephant”, celebrated a very colorful…
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Smile sits again on the face of children in Jahad-Abad!

Giving the opportunity to gain a basic education through literature to primary school-aged children out of school, is one of the Read with Me goals. After several months of struggle, Read with Me team in cooperation with sponsors and regional…

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