50 Classroom Libraries!
The Classroom Libraries project you’ve been reading about for the past few months has launched!
Over the past few weeks, 50 classroom library units were installed in 10 different schools and over 12,000 books were placed in the hands of eager teachers and children. Along with the library units and books, each school received an activity manual, as well as the most important element: training. Training included one day of introductory training and two days of skills training, in order to prepare teachers to use the books to promote learning and love of reading.
The culmination of the first phase of the Classroom Library project was a 5-day workshop with Room to Read, who also helped to partially fund the project. During the workshop we shared our experiences with the Classroom Library Project, our plans for the future, and how we hope Room to Read can integrate this model into their work in Cambodia.