The project will establish a library each in three schools in Gorkha district. The library will be managed by the students and will remain open beyond school hours. Teachers will be trained and encouraged to read to primary level children especially during language arts lessons. The project will urge schools to allocate two lessons a week for primary level children's independent reading. Teachers will be trained to facilitate book talk among many other book based activities.
Pravat, Bhagawoti,and Jageshwori Secondary schools are located in Gorkha district; epicenter of 2015 Nepal Earthquake.The schools have 282, 168, 169 students in primary grades respectively. Grade level textbooks are the only resource children have access to, This has constricted reading and writing skills of the children. Inevitably, the academic achievement of the children in all core subject area is worryingly low. Students' low skill in language is attributed to their poor performance.
The project will bring books closer to children. Children will have access to books that are better in quality and content capable of attracting children's interest to read and consequently develop the love for reading. Teachers will be trained to read to young children and also engage children in book based activities. A select number of children will be trained to manage a library. This should help in enhancement of children's language skills bearing positive effect in all core subject areas.
Encouraging children to read is equal to helping them expand their horizon of imagination and also assist them gain a multitude of skills. This project encourages children to read and teachers to facilitate the reading for improved language skills. Children will also become independent readers and teachers gradually excel in helping children to read effectively.The process should prepare children with strong comprehension skills and also with enhanced ability to communicate their their idea.