Exposing kids to the magic of books and the joy of reading. Outreach to Child Care supports opportunities for children to be exposed to the magic of books and the joy of reading.
Many children in our community live in homes where there are no books. You know that reading to children is essential - but how can you help make that happen in our community?
Join the Organization for #GivingTuesday as we support the YSOU's Outreach to Child Care program and help give books to kids 0-10 years.
Outreach to Child Care this time is a free book delivery service offered by Youth Skilling Organization Uganda, partners and Volunteers to child care sites that care for four or more preschool children on a full-time basis. Our staff and volunteers deliver bags filled with age-appropriate books to child care homes and centers. Providers can also request bags with special content, such as English-language theme books, board books for babies, or CDs. Libraries can even provide a storytime or family literacy program.
We do this because children who read have a higher success rate once they start school. Their vocabulary increases, concentration improves, and imagination develops.
This program, partially supported by the Organization, can help give children a lifelong advantage by developing a love for books and reading. It helps to brighten and enhance the early literacy skills of hundreds of children throughout our community.
With your help, we can make sure that kids in our community have at least one book in their home.
Children who begin reading at a young age are much more likely to continue reading and become lifelong library users, since libraries have books to lend. We need your help to give books to kids that they can keep and read with the adults in their lives.
As part of Summer Reading last year at Kingdom Junior School Kigoggwa, each child was able to choose a book to read and take home with them. Made possible in part by funds from our individual Volunteers and the World Youth Organization.