Every year the Center for Youth Driven Development Initiatives mobilises communities to get ready and read. this years event saw a total of 290 participting from the community and near by schools.
Some of the books ready were Agricultural books (animal husbandry) that impart agricultural knowledge to the reader .A “Fundamental aspect of women’s health “book, which focuses on the a broader perspective of women health related issues in general and related to women in particular. “Fire fighting” by Lisa Thompson , A Book that teachers about fires in homes and institutes, how to fight fires and what to know about fires hence equipping the reader with survival and fire prevention skill in case of fire accidents. Sexual health books that give a comprehensive understanding of the human sexual health related issues, how they can be handled, prevented and eradicated especially HIV/AIDs. Religious books (story of creation books), number books, and story books that stimulate the interests of reading among the pupils.
Activities that were completed were;
Individual/silent reading, each person that come had 30-40 minutes to look for and read a book of their choice on their own thus creating a personal attachment to the day and several books of interest.
Read aloud; pupils, students community people volunteered to read for the gathering, where we had;
Nakijoba Hanifer an 8 years old P. 2 pupil of Martins Nursery and Pre- primary school reading a book entitled “time” to the audience,
Nampera Hasifah, 12 years and in S.1 at Spire high school eloquently read “Henry and the mudge” with amazing interest,
Poems presentation; Goodwill primary school presented a poem about “Educating a girl child” and the importance of girl child education,
Martins Nursery and pre-primary presented a poem entitled “child Abuse” and “stranger,” were they were urging young children especially girls to stay away from strangers, with much passion and educative message.
Song presentation; CFYDDI Early Learning Centre presented a number counting song that included counting in a rhythmic way to the audience,
Martins Nursery and pre-primary school presented a “Slave in America “song that told of the slave days but also the origin of African American citizens in America. While Goodwill closed the session with a “Touch me lord” song.
CFYDDI Team leader; inspired the S.1 new entrants to secondary from primary level to value and spare quality moments and read. Read books as well as literature that can help them in various ways. And told the teachers, community members present and the students and pupils that CFYDDI community library was established in the community to offer a quality space for continues uninterrupted reading for all.
Children Testimonies for love for the day; children from the visiting community school in particular from Martins nursery and primary school asked the teacher if they would return when they are taken back for lunch. They wanted to carry back the colorful pictured books and they told their teachers that they saw all the animals’ and plants in the books that they were told about in class. After one hour the children from various schools presented poems, stories, and songs. The rain gave us an opportunity to have a two hour event together on Dear Day. Teacher Testimonies; most of the new teachers did not know of CFYDDI Community library and they were excited that the event opened a new space
CENTRE FOR YOUTH DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT INITITATIVES DEAR Day 292 Participants:
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