Old Town Crew
Bosnia and Herzegovina
We conducted a project in three stages. 1st - Conducting classes where children read and retold their favorite stories and fairy tales. 2nd - Creating a reading corner in our LC, where children can read while waiting for classes to start and collecting 108 books to donate to the library. 3rd - Visiting a nearby library and talking about the importance of books. Children formed groups and wrote stories. The three best stories were published and displayed in our LC as well as in the library of Sarajevo. When we set our mind to it --we can do it!
New Language - New World
Girls in Stories
The team of teenage girls between 12 and 15 wrote and illustrated a book of our stories where they unveil their inner worlds. This book was published as an eBook and print book. We organized a launch book ceremony to honour their hard work. Please read the book and let us know how you liked it. In the second part of of our project, we organized a reading session for students in our LC and also for the students of our partner elementary school to show that reading in English can be fun and joyful. https://drive.google.com/file/d/19UJ9IEnXC7zxQipVlg8TKwiRhUSnjTus/view?usp=sharing
Look, here's a comic book!
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Our team created an educational comic book where children are superheroes who introduce us to all Sarajevo's cultural sights. We wanted the children to develop a love for reading through a trip to the magical world of imagination, where everything is possible. Indulging their creative feelings, children created every page of our comic book with their own hands. We exchanged the copy of our comic book for another book to collect donation books. Donated books were given to our local library. We had a day with different workshops about reading and then we took the books to the library.
DIANOY READERS CLUB
IN 2018, A MEDIA LIBRARY WAS OPENED IN OUR SCHOOL AND A READER`S CLUB "DIANOY" WAS ORGANISED. IT EMPLOYS A TEAM OF EIGHT PEOPLE WITH THEIR LEADER, YULIA, OUR SCHOOL MEDIA LIBRARIAN. THE PURPOSE OF THE CLUB IS TO POPULARIZE READING AMONG SCHOOLCHILDREN. THE MEDIA LIBRARY IS OPEN FOR EVERYBODY WITH FREE ACCESS TO BOOKS. MEETINGS OF THE CLUB MAKE READING MORE INTERESTING, EXCITING AND INFORMATIVE. tHE NEXT PROJECT OF THE CLUB IS ORGANISING OF A BOOKCROSSING IN OUR TOWN. OUR MOTTO IS "MAKE BOOKS ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYBODY".
HD Library and Storytelling
HD Trnje & Medvescak
Our young heroes project had two stages. In the first stage, our students donated books to our libraries, so all our students can read and enjoy the books they have donated. Students donated over 440 books to our libraries. Every week more than 120 students borrow and read those books. In the second stage, students made storytelling props (storytelling gloves and bags, which are used to enhance and guide children's storytelling). They donated the props to our local children's library, which can use them in their workshops to encourage young readers to read and use their imagination.
Friendship & Time Travelling
What happens when 8 young heroes with incredible creativity meet? Story making, 3D illustrations and much more to bring you the story of a spy who travels back in time to save a very important friendship.
Helen Doron Poltava
This project was so useful and exciting for us all. We collected more than 350 books for the orphanage house in Kremenchyk. The participants signed the books they donated. In addition, we had a wonderful meeting with the famous Poltava writer, Victor Serdyuk, during a local radio programme and he presented his new book! Our kids brought their favorite books and shared their impressions with their friends. This week was fantastic!
Reading Holiday in Lviv
Give Books Lviv
Discussion about books, bright lessons and reading at the learning centres inspired children. Helen Doron Students organized a Reading Holiday in Lviv. Children decided to give books for kids from the orphanage. They organized a social campaign at the learning centres: “Give books to children at orphanages.“ Children and parents brought their favourite books, stationery and sweets. As a result, both the students and guests got a lot out of it. Students showed how cool it is to read and how much better it is to read in English. The orphanage received English books from the Charitable Book Foundation.
The Book's Secret
We invited two of the most popular Bulgarian children’s authors to meet up with children and share the magic of storytelling and reading. We hosted 7 meetings, where they presented their books and inspired the kids to read.We held a bilingual meeting with our Teen Groups.The children told, wrote & illustrated their own stories. They were encouraged to bring their friends and donate books.Over 500 books were collected and donated.We supported the Orange Center Book Stores and Unicef Bulgaria initiative which aimed to donate books all over Bulgaria. The secret of the book was unveiled: Everyone can be a hero.