For a while now 1morechild has had a focus on reading. All our children are taught in English at school, but English is none of their first language. As a result reading and writing are a real challenge. Uganda does not have a strong reading culture and very few of our children have ever read a children’s book.
Last year a fantastic nursery school in London donated 300 books! They are now being put to good use as we have around ten dedicated reading sessions per week. We have also hired a reading specialist and have started a small library. The children are loving all the new stories, illustrations and learning to read books to themselves.