leave the phone, take a book
Readers from Nitra
We approached 25 kindergartens, 37 schools, local library, 250 HD students to “Leave the Phone and Take a Book”. The idea was to send a photo with a reading project about reading an English book. It was promoted via Facebook, emails, leaflets and yH lessons. We collected more than 290 photos and projects. The highlight was a “Book Heroes Carnival”. We are so happy that our participants put away their phones and started reading books instead. We awarded them by YH certificates, Dragon Tales and ABc cards. Together, we made a change and we will continue doing so!
Literacy hand in hand
the power of yH
Together with the World Vision Foundation of Thailand, HD Siam paragon & thonglor collaborated with the "Literacy hand in hand" foundation to promote the love of reading. we held a story telling month at thailand-knowledge park, where our students encouraged children at the library to join in and learn what it means to be a young hero. we Also had a readathon at the edutainment center, where passersby can read, donate their books, make bookmarks & join a parent's workshop. over 278 books were donated by our young heroes & butterfly book house publishing to 4 provincial thai schools in sakeaw.
The main goal of the booktrailer is to popularize the fairy tale of the Russian writer M. Mihailov, to make children interested in reading books, to draw their attention to this fantasy world, to improve reading skills in English, and of course to show the result of learning by the Helen doron method.
We have a special room designed as "storyland" area where young children are welcome to join the activities and listen to our students read stories. By joining, the kids are requested to donate books or give funds to help less fortunate kids from the Foundation for Slum Child Care where our teachers are doing outreach activities since June of 2017. We believe that "readers are leaders" and as good leader you have to serve your community. Therefore, through the skills of our "Young Heroes" we are able to share resources with those who are in need.
Heroes of Chokolovka
We visited a boarding school for physically and mentally challenged kids and donated books for children aged 4 to 16. The unique aspect of the project was not only to donate books, but also to involve kids in reading, acting and having fun together!
love for reading
THE GOAL OF OUR CAMPAIGN WAS TO MAKE STUDENTS AND PARENTS UNDERSTAND THAT THE HABIT OF READING BOOKS IS VERY IMPORTANT IN BUILDING THE CHARACTER OF FUTURE ADULTS. WE, THE HD CHILDREN AND PARENTS, ARE A FORCE THAT CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY. SO, WE HAD SOME FUN LESSONS AND PREPARED FOR A BEAUTIFUL EVENT THAT WAS A BOOK FAIR WITH LOTS OF READING CORNERS BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED AS AN INSPIRATION FOR HOW PARENTS CAN CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT TO ENCOURAGE READING. WE KEPT THEM BUSY WITH A BOOKMARKS WORKSHOP. THE CHILDREN BOUGHT BOOKS AND DONATED THEM TO THE LOCAL HOSPITAL.
New stories every month
Kotia and friends
Pechersk LC students want to help orphans to read new stories every month. Together with the childrens’ magazine "Maliuk Kotia," our Young Heroes decided to subscribe up to 500 orphanages around Ukraine. We created an English page in the May issue to introduce endangered animals to children. Young Heroes were very proud to organize a charity fair and collected money for yearly magazine subscriptions for one orphanage and one centre for kids with special needs. Now our Young Heroes plan to design more English pages and give the magic of reading to many orphanages around Ukraine
Buying good quality books has become a luxury these days in Ukraine. To help each other enjoy more reading, we started a Book Crossing project in our learning centres. It is a big success! Kids and moms say the project helps them to have access to really interesting books, many of which they could not afford. Our charity fair raised 4500 UAH (about 200 USD) and now a very old children’s library has 40 new books. We gathered 65 kids with books and held the "Readers' Chain" flash mob. We are also writing a book "Odessa through Children's Eyes."
UNITED THROUGH READING
Little reading miracles
Helen Doron English together with The Old Lion Publishing House organized a public reading of the English edition of the book "Who Grows in the Garden". This book is not only an incredibly interesting journey through the garden, in which readers learn about different fruit trees, it is the story of finding your own place in the world. Only by knowing your roots, can you understand the truth about yourself. During the event, children have expanded their vocabulary and had fun. Everyone left the bookstore with new books and new experiences.
the best pop-up book ever!
helen doron bari
we had a lot of fun creating the best pop-up book ever! what a surprise to discover how kind and generous our children are...we collected more than 200 books in few days that we will donate to "libri su misura", a non-profit association which promotes the magic of reading everywhere, in particular in pediatric hospitals.
Give a book and Get a book
At Helen Doron Ružinov LC, we decided with our team of Literally Heroes to organize a bookfest and collect books for donation. First, we organized fun lessons about reading and heroes in books in our Learning Center. We cooperated with the community center, Cultus and we promoted the bookfest in local schools and kindergartens. Our Young Heroes promoted the event in their schools. During the bookfest children could participate in fun activities, like creating bookmarks, creating funny sentences and other games. We managed to collect 89 books and we donated them to the local library and childrens´hospital.
Make a mark - a bookmark!
The Bookmark Masters
We are six Helen Doron students between 7 and 10 years old. Our idea was to promote reading among our friends and families. In our English class we created bookmarks showing that reading is a superpower and that by reading to someone you can be a hero. Together we handed out more than a hundred bookmarks to our parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, teachers, and friends. The bookmarks should encourage them to read and to remind them that reading is magic and that readers are leaders. We hope that our bookmarks did make a mark!