RISING CHILD FOUNDATION VISITED IDP CAMP IN A BID TO CELEBRATE HUMANITARIAN DAY.
In line with her objective to revive and improve reading culture among children, Rising Child Foundation launched "Its Story Telling Session" of her Reading Enrichment Project (REP) at the Internally Displaced Peoples (IDP) camp in Abuja on Saturday 19th August, 2017.
Though, the school was out of session, with help of the the headmaster we settled in quite well and the children welcomed us wholeheartedly.
We started with some indigenous rhythm to please the children, before proceeding into the story telling session. We read a story titled "Christmas clothes" from the book "The Step Mother and other Stories" by Teressa Ameh. Due to the language barrier (as few of the children speak English) we read the story in English while also interpreting in Hausa.
From the story the children learnt a lot ranging from morals to traffic rules to doing things at the right time. New words was also learnt. The traffic rules depict RED as STOP, AMBER as get READY and GREEN as GO.
Questions were asked from the story and those children that got the questions right get to blow bubbles. It was to our delight that the children listened attentively. The headmaster thanked the foundation profusely. In his word:
I really appreciate Rising Child Foundation for coming up with this program. I believe it will go a long way in improving these children vocabulary. We hope you continue with the good work. He also lamented on the fact that there are no inadequate writing materials for these children. Rising Child Foundation pledge to do something about it as the school is close to resumption.
For Rising Child Foundation, it was a day to remember and we are optimistic that the program will go a long way in improving these children reading habit,learning among all.
On this note, we conclude with the words of A.P.J Abdul Kalam that says
Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.
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