National Reading campaign

Where
Palestine
When
2020
Who
Tamer Institute for Community Education
This measure was reported by civil society.
Describe the main features of the measure/initiative: 
Wide partnerships of local organization, youth centers and public libraries, who work intensively to plan, prepare and implement the activities of the campaigns, reaching to more than 50,000 beneficiaries through almost 500 grass root organizations per year. The main aim of the National Reading campaign is to encourage leisure reading in order to widen knowledge, improve critical thinking and writing skills, and motivate children and youth to seek knowledge while enriching their imagination and widen their multicultural scope. Through this campaign, the Institute aims to partially compensate for the disruption of education due to Occupation. The reading materials encourage intercultural consciousness and tolerance. Many of the workshops that are held aim to help children realize their rights by providing them with knowledge which in turn empower youth positively for change in their own struggle for their rights. The target group of this project is the Palestinian Community through children and youth, and directly targeting those involved with children (schools, libraries and parents). Tamer Institute for Community Education jointly discusses the theme of the campaign with the partners every year.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?: 
1. Children and young adults are motivated to participate in diverse learning environments 2. Young adults and youth are creatively productive
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Publishing
Transversal Priority(ies)
Youth