“I do not own a TV, I prefer reading over watching television” -Jeanette
Jeanette is a volunteer Teacher at a local government school in Kenya. Jeanette is extremely passionate about helping children and being a positive role model for them. Jeanette actively exposes her students to opportunities that build on their skills beyond school work. Jeanette recently launched a book club at Kileleshwa Primary School and has adopted NABU into her reading sessions. She has started a WhatsApp group with local parents where they discuss the books on the app and how parents are influential in ensuring their children are reading beyond curriculum material.
Due to the lack of devices available, Jeanette empowers each child with a turn to read a book in front of the class during her classroom’s reading hour, this allows all students to listen and learn from the stories. Jeanette believes that consistent exposure to reading will not only improve their reading skills but also their confidence.
The WhatsApp group has been growing and thriving since its inception and has since been a glue holding this class and community together. We love hearing stories like this and seeing the powerful impact that reading can have on a community.
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