I wear five hats: Mother of four, educator at the Hashemite University, I established the first service learning center, professor of molecular cell biology. My research is in genetics of ethnic populations and stem cells, social entrepreneur, I founded the program We Love Reading and according to the Muslim Science magazine one of 20 most influential women scientist in the Islamic world with the title Islamic feminist.
Dear Dana Thank you for sharing contacts for the hearing impaired. We will follow up and see what we can do. Also thank you for the idea of creating books for children by the children themselves and adults. We actually piloted this idea early on last year. The librarians informed us that the children were writing stories so we asked the librarians to share with us the stories that the children were writing. Many were very violent. Some of the librarians became writers and actually One of them Asma writes a story regularly in the Zaatri camp monthly magazine. We have a grant to develop 10 stories we are planning to hold a story contest for anyone to submit a story. we will pick the winners and develop a story book from it in this coming year. Thank you for sharing Rana
We totally agree that the parents are the most important influence on their children. However to train every parent is impossible but to train one person per neighbourhood is easier. The children usually go back home and start asking their parents or older siblings to read aloud to them. In this way the adults are encouraged by the children themselves to read. We believe that by planting the love of reading among children we will be creating a new generation of adults who will be readers.
The children usually go back home and start asking their parents or older siblings to read aloud to them. In this way the adults are encouraged by the children themselves to read. Research has shown that it is more difficult to plant the love of reading as one becomes older. We believe that by planting the love of reading among children we will be creating a new generation of adults who will be readers.