Rana Dajani, founder of the We love Reading (WLR) program, has developed an innovative model that provides a practical, cost efficient, sustainable, grassroots approach that involves youth, women and men and the community to increase reading levels among children by focusing on the read aloud experience to plant the love of reading. We Love Reading started in Jordan, and has spread to 35 countries, becoming a social movement.
For her social engagement Rana Dajani received one of ten 2018 Klaus J. Jacobs Awards. With the award money of CHF 100,000 Rana Dajani plans to upgrade the online training course on how to start We Love Reading in your community by introducing the latest technology and pedagogical tools and offering additional languages.
More information about the awardees and the award ceremony can be found here.