Social Activity in Celebration of the International Book Day (Brazil)

Chat about reading in the participants lives and its importance

IAYSP-Tocantins organized on May 2nd, 2021, a social activity at the Maria Rosa square, located at the Maria Rosa community in Palmas. This activity had 15 participants (10 children and 5 volunteers from IAYSP).

This work was done to commemorate World Book Day [April 23].

The objective of the activity was to add value to reading and encourage family reading. Especially in the pandemic, most children lost interest in literacy due to the lack of encouragement from their parents and the lack of support from schools. Palmas is a poor community, and some of the families are in precarious conditions. Therefore, the volunteers talked with the guardians of each child and explained the importance of giving parental support to connect their children with literacy.

They collected about 15 children’s books and donated all of them. They also had a chat about reading in our lives and its importance and played interactive games based on the stories read together. The goal of these interactive games based on reading was to show that reading can be something light and fun.

Children expressing themselves through art based on stories read together