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Show and Tell: Children's Reading Day in Tanzania

January 10, 2014

Literacy Tanzania Africa

This post is a part of an ongoing series, Show and Tell, where we bring you photos and stories collected by Room to Read team members on the road.

A few months ago, Room to Read Tanzania celebrated their first annual Children's Reading Day, an event to raise awareness about the importance of reading and also celebrate the progress students have made in improving their literacy skills. In partnership with the Aga Khan University and the Institute for Educational Development, East Africa, the event brought students and communities from fifteen schools together in Turiani. Students were invited to participate in activities that promote literacy such as storytelling, music and dance as well as reading and writing competitions.

A "Children's Reading Day 2013" sign welcomes students and community members to the event. © Aga Khan University/Sala Lewis


Students gather together at the school grounds for the event.


Students gather around a librarian for a storytelling activity.

Read more about our work in Tanzania.








 © Aga Khan University/Sala Lewis