Megabook PILOT PROJECT
On March 6, 2014, the Megabook Initiative launched a pilot program in a 4th grade classroom at Orphelins de Bingerville, an orphanage for boys' in the Ivory Coast.
35 students participated in the pilot program under the facilitation of their primary teacher,
M. Médard. The Megabook Initiative provided M. M. Médard and each student with a reading device pre-loaded with a selection of 24 books. For a period of twelve weeks, the students read for a minimum of 1-hour during two school-days during the week. In the final weeks of the program, the students read for 1-hour during each school day.
In the next few months, the Megabook Initiative will work closely with publishers in France and the Ivory Coast to maximize the range of books provided to children in the next stage of the project.
The Megabook Initiative will return to Bingerville for a program to include both classes of CM1 (4th graders), for an estimated 70 participants in the program.
The teachers reports were very positive. Primary teacher, M. Médard reported that students' concentration levels in other course material increased throughout the pilot program.
Students were also very enthusiastic about the pilot.
A video summary featuring a few student participants will be available shortly.
Please stay posted.