The Megabook Initiative launched a program in Gilgal, Togo in January 2017 featuring 50 students and administrators. Gilgal is a small village located about 1 hour and 45 minutes away from the capital Lomé.
We are very grateful for the support of our partner, Worldreader, who helped to provide our children with reading devices and books for this program.
In January 2017, the Megabook Initiative led a three-day training session with school directors, project leaders and administrators. The project directors were very enthusiastic to take on leadership with this project on-the-ground. The teachers were also very happy to work with our team to think of ways to incorporate the reading devices into their curriculum. They recognized the importance of reading and welcomed the opportunity to collaborate in providing more opportunities for reading to the children in their community. On Thursday, January 12, the Megabook Initiative had a wonderful launch ceremony. At the ceremony, we presented certificates of training to project directors and teachers and obtained pledges from community members and parents who agreed to support the program and ensure that their children remained engaged with their use of the eReaders.
Please see our homepage for pictures from our recent launch in Gilgal, Togo and stay tuned to this space for future updates on this program.