For the safety of the children and our partners, while the Coronavirus continues to impact communities across the globe, our response is to operate with remote management in place canceling all nonessential travel. For some areas of operation, local guidance impacts our ability to carry out our programs such as our Mobile Library in Lebanon. While we continue to monitor the situation, we thought this would be a good time to expose’ the work your donations continue to make possible!
Children living in refugee camps and makeshift settlements across Lebanon lack access to the resources needed to cultivate their education. Specifically, the lack of free books inhibits a child’s learning and reading ability. Books play a pivotal role in developing proper language acquisition and understanding how to communicate which improves confidence and success in their studies.
To encourage young children to engage with reading, KinderUSA has partnered with Fingerprint of Change to implement a Mobile Library. This program helps develop literacy skills, opening doors to new futures, while fostering cultural understanding. It is paramount for children to develop these skills at a young age.
Since January, the Mobile Library has successfully served 141 children and youth across Lebanon covering camps from the north to the south conducting storytelling, incorporating learning activities, and exposing children to a variety of new books. These children are being exposed to learning resources and educational opportunities they otherwise would not have access to. In addition, the program has taught them to embrace learning as a positive, daily activity.
Your ongoing support will allow the Mobile Library to continue providing valuable educational opportunities to underserved children within the camps and beyond. By donating you are providing children access to free books and learning exercises that will feed their eager minds and grow into confident, independent learners!