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We Love Reading: Refugee-led Reading Circles

Creating read aloud sessions for children on a routine basis in a public space

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WLR Experience Map_0001.pdf

We Love Reading User Experience Map

IRA articleRDFeb18.docx

This is an article that we had submitted to International review of education special edition on women literacy. We were invited to submit by UNESCO Life long learning representative who realised that We Love Reading is not only about children but adults as well. Although we wrote it with a focus on adult women the same applies to adult men.

Results Amman Intervention june 2015.pdf

Research shows that reading fiction affects empathy positively. WLR has conducted research with Univ of Chicago to assess the WLR model’s to increase empathy in children. The empathic intervention specifically raised children’s generosity by nearly 100%, as well as increasing the amount of empathic concern they felt for another child. Altogether, the results show that emotional reading intervention causes an increase in empathic concern for another as well as greater prosocial behavior.

Zaatari Psycosocial report 2014.pdf

A study in collaboration with Yale University showing the positive effect of We Love Reading on the psychosocial status of women and children in the Zaatri Camp 2014

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