In the past, we have established approximately 40 separate libraries in different areas. However, after a few years, we learned that most libraries we built had not significantly improved the children’s reading.
After comprehensive testing and analysis, we concluded that giving communities or schools books was insufficient. We wanted to make sure that concerned parties would read to the children regularly. Everyone involved must embrace new perspectives and attitudes—viewing reading as a long-term effort requiring constant commitment instead of merely receiving books from donors.
We started concentrating on classroom reading programs because of this issue. It enables us to focus on long-term success and offer better support. In the end, our goal is to transform how reading is seen. Not just to provide books, but also to provide check-ups and give teachers the proper training.
We’re still committed to working with schools step-by-step, giving them the resources, they require, and allowing them to project these children’s success not just for the current academic year, but for the next 25 years.