September is National Literacy Month. In support of UNESCO’s call for sustainable development through the promotion of literacy, Save the Children joined the celebration of National Literacy Month by conducting a series of book-making workshops for parents through its First Read project.
Hundreds of parents with children ages 0 to 4 years old participated in the series of activities held in different parts of Caloocan City and Malabon City. The objective of the workshops is to encourage parents to create age- appropriate books for their young children using low-cost materials that can be easily be found in their community such as old newspaper and magazines.
Save the Children’s First Read project is funded by Prudence Foundation. One of this project’s goals is to help equip parents with knowledge, skills and materials that can help them support the development of their young children’s emergent literacy and numeracy skills.
To date, Save the Children has already conducted book-writing workshop in three barangays, reaching a more than 400 parents. Similar activity will continue until the end of the month to reach other communities in First Read project sites in Metro Manila.