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Storytelling workshop for schoolchildren

By our correspondents
April 01, 2016


A storytelling workshop designed to prepare politicians to visit government schools in their constituencies to interact with students and teachers through storytelling to encourage reading habits in children and promote quality of learning was held at a local hotel here on Thursday.

According to a press release, the storytelling workshop is a part of a series of workshops that are being held across Pakistan under the School Reading Programme 2016– a project of Children’s Literature Festival and Alif Ailaan, to ensure poor learning levels begin to occupy increased space in the education discourse.

Among the representatives were present PML-N MPA Mian Muhammad Shoaib Awaisi, PML-N MPA Muhammad Naeem Akhtar Khan Bhabha, PML-N MPA Hammad Nawaz Khan, PTI MPA Dr Nausheen Hamid, MPA Sardar Khalid Waran, and MPA Pirzada Mian Shahzad Maqbool Bhutta.

Rabtt’s CEO and co-founder Imran Sarwar led the training workshop, engaging parliamentarians, local government representatives and education managers through the story ‘Aik Thi Laali Aur Aik Tha Kawa.’

The participants at the workshop were encouraged to narrate stories of their own based on a similar theme, and re-enact scenes from the story to show how they would be conducting their storytelling sessions with children in schools in upcoming days and weeks. Dr Nausheen Hamid promised to visit a school next week in her locality for a storytelling session.

Programme Manager for School Reading Programme Momina Khawar briefed the audience on poor learning levels among the students.