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15 December, 2017, Yang Village, Luang Prabang Province, Laos

Launching a Reading Program: For our reading program, we give enough books to each classroom in the school so that children can read every day. Often called "Sustained Silent Reading", this approach develops reading skills, a love of reading, and a habit of reading. We launch the program with a book party, show here. For one full morning or afternoon, our team reads aloud, talks about books, leads outdoor games, and teaches songs about books and reading. At the end, every child gets to choose a book of their own, in addition to the books we leave in the classrooms. Then, beginning in 2015, we do more follow-up visits with the school to be sure the program is set up successfully.

This event was sponsored by Terre des Hommes (Germany), the people of the village itself, Jenny Anne Duncan (Australia), and Jessica Standish (Australia). Thank you!

All of our book parties photos are taken with used digital cameras donated by visitors. The cameras don't last forever: They're already used when we get them, heat, dust, and lots of use take a further toll. If you're coming to Luang Prabang and have a camera that you no longer need, please consider donating it. Thank you!

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